Intending to export products to the United States and Canada, agricultural companies in Costa Rica are participating in virtual market meetings with
representatives of importing companies. - A.M. Costa Rica illustrative photo -
Costa Rican companies seek clients in North America
Published Monday, April 19, 2021
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff
Intending to export products to the United States and Canada, agricultural companies in Costa Rica are participating in virtual market meetings with representatives of importing companies.
These meetings, organized by the Costa Rican Foreign Trade Promoter Agency, are held with companies located in the states of Miami, New York, Houston and Los Angeles. As well as in Canada.
"The United States and Canada are sophisticated markets, they demand quality and differentiation, which is precisely what we are promoting," Álvaro Piedra, Director of the Agency said. "We are giving (to the representatives of importing companies) the opportunity to meet with companies from Costa Rica that meet their standards and offer varied innovative products."
The 19 companies are promoting their products, such as coconut, banana, pineapple, avocado, sauces, spices, among many others. Most of them are located in the Greater Metropolitan Area, GAM, which is the zone made up of cities in the outskirts of San José such as Alajuela, Heredia and Cartago.
According to the agency, during January and February, the agricultural sector exported $435 million. And the food production sector exported $284 million.
During the same period, Costa Rica exported $173.3 million to the United States of products such as pineapple, bananas and coffee.
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