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Walmart limits rice and beans to 6 bags per customer to avoid hoarding due to coronavirus

The concern due to the threat posed by the Covid-19 coronavirus has caused some people to race to over-supply or hoard on products. Some like to imagine an apocalyptic panorama and purchase more than necessary. For this, the Walmart chain, with 270 stores across the...

Walmart Denounces Lack of Controls

The Walmart retail chain accuses the Ministry of Economy of Costa Rica of not carrying out adequate controls to avoid the practice of selling rice with another product added as a gift, known as 'bandeo". The practice reported by Walmart before the Contentious-Administrative Court on...

Cuba launches widespread rationing in face of crisis

Associated Press – HAVANA — The Cuban government announced Friday that it is launching widespread rationing of chicken, eggs, rice, beans, soap and other basic products in the face of a grave economic crisis. Commerce Minister Betsy Díaz Velázquez told the state-run Cuban News Agency...

The Same Old BS Protectionist Measures

In Costa Rica, a bill is being analyzed that would oblige industrialists to contribute to the Corporación Arrocera Nacional  (Conarroz) - National Rice Corporation - 5% of the value of the grain that is purchased under import schemes due to shortages. Although the aim of...

Another Ruling in Favor of Protectionism, Sala IV Ratifies Ban On Rice Promotions

  In Costa Rica, the Constitutional Court or Sala IV has rejected an appeal of unconstitutionality against the prohibition imposed by the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Commerce (MEIC) on carrying out promotions in the rice retail trade in the country. Rice is the grain product...

US Chicken to Enter Costa Rica Duty Free in 2022; Milk and Rice in 2025.

(qCOSTARICA) From January 2016 import tariffs will start to be phased out on chicken, rice and milk from the U.S., reaching 0% in 2022 and 2025, under the DR-CAFTA agreement. In Costa Rica local producers say they have been preparing for this for several years,...

Panama Will Have Rice Shortage

TODAY PANAMA - Due to the poor performance of the 2014-15 harvest, local production will last only until July, and 1 million hundredweight will need to be imported in order to meet demand until September. The rice guild estimates that 2014-15 production will be 25%...

Costa Rica Compensates Uruguay and Argentina

QCOSTARICA - Uruguay and Argentina have been granted import quotas for rice and wine as compensation for the increase from 35% to 62% in the tariff for milled rice. Authorities at the Ministry of Agriculture (MAG) indicated that Uruguay has been granted a quota 11,080...

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