Foreign Trade Sector gathers the main business chambers in an executive table that will address the impact of COVID-19

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  • Executive Board of the Foreign Trade Sector will attend emerging situations daily
  • Hierarchs from more than 10 chambers and 4 ministries participated in the virtual meeting this Thursday afternoon

Authorities from the Ministry of Foreign Trade (COMEX), the Promotora del Comercio Exterior (PROCOMER) and the Costa Rican Coalition for Development Initiatives (CINDE) convened a virtual meeting, this afternoon, with the business chambers representing the foreign trade sector. The objective of the meeting was to identify the current and potential effects on the sector due to the COVID-19 pandemic, listen to their concerns regarding the measures being taken, and ensure channels to seek timely attention to situations that are going away. presenting. As a result, a permanent executive communication and joint working mechanism will be established.

Among the participants, there were leaders of the Costa Rican Union of Chambers and Associations of Private Enterprise (UCCAEP), the Chamber of Exporters of Costa Rica (CADEXCO), the National Chamber of Agriculture and Agroindustry (CNAA), the Chamber of Industries of Costa Rica (ICRC), the Costa Rican Chamber of the Food Industry (CACIA), the Chamber of Commerce of Costa Rica, the Chamber of Foreign Trade and Representatives of Foreign Houses (CRECEX), the Costa Rican Chamber of Information and Communication Technologies (CAMTIC), the Chamber of High Tech Corporate Services (CAMSCAT), the Costa Rican-American Chamber of Commerce of Costa Rica (AMCHAM), the National Association of Free Consumers, Consumers of Costa Rica, the National Horticultural Corporation, FENASCO, UPA National, as well as the high hierarchs of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG), Economy, Industry and Commerce (MEIC), and Foreign Relations and Worship.

“Our objective is to meet the challenges of businessmen with the utmost agility to do what is possible to reduce the impacts on companies in the sector and, consequently, on our economy,” said the Minister of Foreign Trade, Dyalá Jiménez Figueres.

For his part, the Vice Minister of Foreign Trade, Duayner Salas Chaverri, added that “in this context, it was extremely important to create a Table that would allow us not only to have a space to solve problems, but also to exchange information about how it is moving trade at the global level ”.

Topics such as the following were discussed at the meeting:

  • The situation in ports, airports and land border posts;
  • Result of consultations with companies regarding the damages;
  • Measures announced by the Government and possible improvements to meet the sensitivities of the sector

In addition, the business sector was informed about the main actions that CINDE and PROCOMER are carrying out:

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