1Is there a cost for the services provided by the PROCOMER offices?
No. The services provided by the PROCOMER offices have not cost, nor do they involve commissions or remuneration for the businesses that are generated through the contacts made with the assistance of the Trade Promotion Directors
2What support can I get from PROCOMER offices?
Through our offices, your company can receive services such as facilitation of commercial contacts, coordination of meetings with suppliers, verification of the operation of suppliers, information on the exportable offer available, logistics information on trade with Costa Rica, and details on investment possibilities in Costa Rica for the expansion of food industry businesses
3Why should you use the services of PROCOMER offices?
We are a reliable partner. In the same time zone and always available for your company, our Trade Promotion Directors offer you a personalized treatment according to your needs as a buyer.
By having daily contact with the exporting companies of Costa Rica, we save you time in validating potential suppliers, establishing connections with those that our Directors already know.
4Which are the main ports in Costa Rica?
Costa Rica has a port in the Pacific Ocean (Caldera) and another two in the
Atlantic Ocean (Moín and Limón), which offers a diversity of maritime routes.
5What are the transit times from Costa Rica to the US and Canada?
It depends on the type of transport to be used. In the case of air transport, our companies used the Juan Santamaría airport in San José and transit times of approximately 2-5 days are considered. In the case of maritime transport, Costa Rican exporters used the ports of Cadera, Limón, and Moín with transit times of approximately 15-30-40 days. Both maritime and air transit times will depend on the conditions and stopovers that must be made before reaching the final destination.
6Which are the main organic products available in Costa Rica?
Green and roasted coffee, cocoa beans, pineapple products (frozen, dried, concentrates), and cane sugar.
7Could you give some examples of sustainable practices or corporate social responsibility?
This refers to the implementation of practices with social and environmental impact; which include aspects such as:
o Awareness for sustainability
o Certifications and seals
o Quality standards
o Social and environmental responsibility
o Positive changes on the planet
For example, companies that have practices such as active reforestation, reusable containers (aluminum-glass), cooperative model, community development, and others.
8Does the Costa Rican company know the regulations of the market? Is it ready to adapt its packaging?
Yes, companies have the ability to mold their products according to the demands, requirements and regulations that the market demands. For example, they carry out actions such as complying with FDA regulations, implementing safety standards such as HACCP, adaptation of packaging and labeling, among others. That is why the industry is characterized by offering business models for different commercial channels such as retail, food service, or industrial; always having the premise and flexibility to adapt to the needs of the client in general.