Today’s guest is Eugenio Quiros. Mr. Quiroz is the executive director of Association of Free Trade Zones in Costa Rica (AZOFRAS).
Ocean trade accounts for 80% of the isthmus’ trade flows. Although maritime logistics in Central America is extremely important, moving goods by sea is not without its challenges. Trade experts widely agreed that Central America has the potential to be a hemispheric maritime logistics hub. This is because all the countries in Central America, (with […]
Costa Rica is a relatively small country that is open to trade in goods and services, as well as to foreign investment. By 2016, numerous Costa Rican free trade agreements were in place that govern the country’s commercial relations with a total of forty – nine nations. As a result, eighty percent of Costa Rica’s […]
Companies must provide employee benefits in El Salvador which are included in the country’s labor law. Complying with the obligations outlined in the work contract is not all that needs to be done by employees and employers. It is also the law that companies provide certain, legally outlined, and prescribed employee benefits in El Salvador. […]
The purpose of this document is to provide the reader with an overview of the basic aspects of Costa Rican labor law. It has been presented as a guide that can be used by manufacturers, or other businesses, that have or will have operations in the country. The format of this information is in question […]
Today’s guest is Patricia Figueroa. She is the executive director of an organization called CAMTEX in El Salvador. It is the Chamber of Commerce for the nation for the textile industry in El Salvador.
The Costa Rican Medical device sector continues to climb the industry’s global value chain. The country’s university system now offers a Master’s Degree in Medical Device Engineering which will drive the nation’s move towards medical device research and development activities. In recent years, the Costa Rican medical device sector has become the country’s main generator […]
Salvadoran clothing and textile exports grew by 5.6% during the first six months of 2018. This growth is the equivalent of USD $70 million more than what was exported during the same period of the previous year. The total value of Salvadoran clothing and textile exports reached USD $1.3 billion for the period of January […]
The free trade agreement between the Dominican Republic, Central America (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua), and the United States (DR – CAFTA) provides for a comprehensive and reciprocal commercial relationship between the participating countries. The DR – CAFTA is an agreement that removes trade barriers, eliminates tariffs, opens markets, and promotes investment […]
How companies benefit by becoming an Authorized Economic Operator in Costa Rica. The Authorized Economic Operator in Costa Rica program had its origin in 2005 when the World Customs Organization (WCO) unanimously adopted a regulatory framework that would secure and facilitate the flow of global trade. The objective of the program is to establish international […]
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