Tuesday, 22 September 2020

Low cost of import beer options in Costa Rica has local breweries upset

The Cerveceria Costa Rica (Florida Ice and Farm) – Costa Rica’s brewery –  has complained that vast amounts of beer are entering Costa Rica at very low prices.

The complaint, originally made to the Directorate General of Taxation so that this institution could verify that the correct taxes were paid on these imports, was later presented to the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Commerce (MEIC) as a suspected case of dumping or unfair competition.

An article in Nacion.com reports that “The Treasury Office to which the Directorate of Taxation belongs confirms the complaint and said that the Comptroller of Taxation is conducting a review of the profit margins in order to follow up with the importers, wholesalers and retail sellers. The Treasury Office added that the Directorate General of Customs, another of its dependent offices, will check the prices and recommended that the interested party redirect the complaint to the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Commerce (MEIC) for investigation into the theme of dumping or unfair competition. ”

“The numbers reflect a significant increase in beer imports. It 2008, the country imported this product for a value of $5.9 million. It dipped to $3.9 million the next year because of the impact of the economic crisis, but last year it amounted to $6.9 million. Between January and April of this year (latest data available), imports of malt beer were valued at around $2.65 million, according to the web Page of the Foreign Trade Promotion Office (Procomer) citing data from the Central Bank. ”

- paying the bills -

Source: Costa Rica Star


Cerveceria Costa Rica

Cerveceria Costa Rica is a brewery in San José, Costa Rica, known as the home of Imperial.

Florida Ice & Farm Co. started in 1908 in La Florida de Siquirres, Costa Rica. It was started by the Lindo Morales brothers. At first, the company used to make ice for the banana ships that would come to Limón.

- paying the bills -

In 1912, the Lindo Brothers bought the Cerveceria y refresqueria Traube, which had been started by Jose Traube, in Cartago. From then on, FIFCO’s main business went from producing ice, to producing beverages, and through its main operation, it would be later known as Cerveceria Costa Rica.

Source: Wikipedia

"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of online magazines where everything is Q! In these times of new normal, stay at home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Related Articles

COVID-19 Costa Rica: 1,087 new cases for Sept 22; Recovered lags behind 46%

(QCOSTARICA) The Ministry of Health reported 1,087 new cases of COVID-19...

COVAX: Working for global equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines

The vaccines pillar of the ACT-Accelerator, convened by CEPI GAVI and WHO, is...


Correos de Costa Rica resumes international postal service

(QCOSTARICA) The Costa Rica Post office - Correos de Costa Rica - announced, on Monday, Monday, the resumption of international service to 12 destinations. This...

Covid-19 infection rate generally low in Costa Rica, but increases in coastal sites

(QCOSTARICA) The contagion rate of covid-19 in Costa Rica decreased slightly in the last week. However, it is worrisome that coastal areas, with an...

It’s Autumn and Time to Buy Winter Clothes

For parents of toddlers, autumn is the time to get ready for the upcoming cold season. In northern regions, this is particularly important. Active...

Neighbors support relatives of seven who died in an accident in Cartago: “Your pain is ours.”

(QCOSTARICA) The mourners of the family who died in the accident in Cartago are not alone. Around them are their neighbors giving them moral,...

They did not last a day: the first flexible delineator posts on ruta 32 downed

(QCOSTARICA) The flexible delineator plastic traffic road divider on the Ruta32 did not last a full day. Crews finished placing them this Sunday at...

IMF disbursed US$521.7 million to Costa Rica

(QCOSTARICA) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) disbursed us$521.7 million Costa Rica, this September 15, of the fast loan approved by the Legislative Assembly on...

Let's Keep This Going!

To be updated with all the latest news and information about Costa Rica and Latin America.

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.