Costa Rica Looks For Opportunities to Increase Exports to Russia

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    The Costa Rica trade authorities identified opportunities to increase exports to Russia, a market that considered attractive because it is an emerging economy and its accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO).

    The Foreign Trade Promoter, PROCOMER, issued a study that found that 726 Costa Rican products have the potential to enter Russia, a market of 143.1 million consumers.

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    Among the products with higher chances of success in the Russian market include meat, coffee, plants, cocoa, juices, canned fish, canned fruit, tires, metal lids, baby diapers, tampons, and precision equipment medical devices.

    “Russia is part of the major emerging economies of the world, together with other features of consumption and its recent accession to the WTO, can determine a number of opportunities for Costa Rica,” said the Director of Commercial Intelligence Procomer Francisco Gamboa, in a statement.

    In 2012, Costa Rica exported to Russia and $ 49 million the country imported $ 46.9 million.

    96% of Costa Rican sales to Russia are agricultural products, especially bananas, coffee, mango, watermelon and cassava.

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN)
    San Jose Costa Rica

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