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 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.
Industrialists have complained to the government about the excessive paperwork and arbitrariness of some officials, which is impeding trade.
The government urged all public institutions to present a plan before the end of the year to eliminate unnecessary procedures and paperwork.
The long processes to start a company in Costa Rica do not seem so bad for Latin America, but they are unacceptable at the international level.
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