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Market-Specific Information - Costa Rica

Costa Rica's National Standards Body:
Instituto de Normas Técnicas de Costa Rica (INTECO)
Barrio González Flores
Ciudad Científica de la Universidad de Costa Rica
San Pedro de Montes de Oca
CR-San José

Postal Address:
P.O. Box 10004-1000
CR-San José

Tel: +506 2283 45 22
Fax: +506 2283 48 31
E-mail: cerodriguez@inteco.or.cr
Web: www.inteco.or.cr

Doing Business in Costa Rica: 2012 Country Commercial Guide for U.S. Companies

An excerpt from U.S. Commercial Service's 2012 Country Commercial Guide providing an overview of Costa Rica's standards and conformity assessment activities.

Interested in being notified and commenting on Costa Rica's proposed foreign technical regulations that can impact your access to Costa Rica's market?

Member countries of the World Trade Organization (WTO) are required under the Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT Agreement) to report to the WTO all proposed technical regulations that could affect trade with other Member countries. Notify U.S. is a free, web-based e-mail subscription service that offers an opportunity to review and comment on proposed foreign technical regulations that can affect your access to international markets.  You can modify the subscription to include specific markets and industries.  Register online at Internet URL: http://www.nist.gov/notifyus/

U.S. Commercial Service in Costa Rica

The U.S. Commercial Service in Costa Rica can provide additional information on doing business in Costa Rica.