Costa Rican Orchids: A Goldmine for Illegal Smugglers

Orchid poachers are called “Materos”, from the word matas, or plants, and they operate in Costa Rica much like drug dealers, with similar profits.

Fyffes Anexco Farm Wins Prestigious Exporter Grand Award in Costa Rica

December 26, 2019 Fyffes

On December 5, the Chamber of Exportation Costa Rica (Cadexco) awarded Fyffes-owned pineapple farm Anexco with the ‘Exporter Grand Award’, the highest recognition given by this organization.

APHIS Seeks Comment on Draft Pest Risk Assessment for the Importation of Propagative Plants of Dracaena spp. from Costa Rica

November 12, 2019 USDA APHIS

The government of Costa Rica has asked USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to authorize the importation of Dracaena spp. plants in growing media for propagation into the Continental United States. APHIS has drafted a pest risk assessment that lists potential pests likely to remain on the commodity upon importation if no mitigations are applied.

Costa Rica Displays Wealth of Produce at Fresh Summit

October 17, 2019 PROCOMER

Costa Rica’s booth at Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit will feature a wealth of produce items aimed at helping U.S. marketers expand opportunities in key categories. Highlighted products include pineapple, yuca (cassava), banana, chayote, rambutan, squash and specialty root products such as eddoe, malanga, and ñame (yam).

Buying Trip to Costa Rica Offered to Produce Companies

June 12, 2019 Procomer

Costa Rica invites a select group of companies interested in exploring export potential to San Jose from September 17 to 19, 2019. The 21st Buyers Trade Mission Costa Rica (BTMCR) is one of the largest business conferences in Latin America.