Bureaucracy: An Unsolvable Problem
Since 1994, successive Costa Rican governments have said they will try to reduce bureaucracy but to date excess red tape remains a problem.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Laura Chinchila's new administration has also included bureaucracy among its list of priorities.
The healthy resistance of companies against abuses of bureaucracy, has generated an unusual and also healthy reaction from the new authorities who are quickly adopting decisions which reduce paperwork.
The Costa Rican government has announced successes in de-bureaucratizing the country, but employers say that in reality plans to make it happened haven’t actually been put into action.
The future Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry proposes the creation of a court that will be responsible for dealing with complaints from citizens who feel affected by bureaucratic excesses of the state.
Businessmen are complaining about excessive bureaucracy and slowness they have to deal with in order to complete the formalities necessary to export their products, and demand to speed them up.
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