Taiwan and Central America: Trade and Diplomacy
Friday, July 25, 2014
Seven years after diplomatic links ended, Costa Rica is Taiwan's main trading partner in Central America, with $644 million traded in 2013.
It seems that maintaining healthy diplomatic and...
Costa Rica: Mexican Food Exports Fall by 26%
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Sales in the food sector to Mexico declined by $55 million between 2012 and 2013, while total exports fell by 22.9% in the same period.
From a statement issued by the Costa Rica-Mexico Chamber...
International Agricultural Fair in Guatemala
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
AGRITRADE Expo & Conference will take place on March 12th-13th in Guatemala City, and will be attended by 100 international buyers.
From a statement by the Guatemalan Exporters...
Costa Rica: The Business of Adding Value to Cocoa
Monday, July 21, 2014
Although local cocoa farming has declined, artisanal chocolate producers are taking advantage of increased global demand and are exporting to markets such as Switzerland, Canada and the USA.
Companies producing handcrafted chocolate exported about...
Costa Rica: No Reduction of Bean Prices
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Industrialist point out that the declaration of shortage of grain by the government has failed to solve the problem in the local market, where the price of a kilo has increased by $1.
The National Association of Manufacturers of Beans in...
Opportunity for Seafood in U.S.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
85% of the seafood consumed by Americans is imported, with shrimp, freshwater fish fillets and crab having the largest volume of all such goods imported from abroad.
From a statement issued by the Costa Rican Foreign Trade...
Panama and Venezuela Normalize Relations
Monday, July 14, 2014
Both governments agreed to reopen the corresponding diplomatic missions and resume trade relations starting July 1st.
Nicolás Maduro's government suspended political and...