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“FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON TAX MATTERS IN COSTA RICA”

INCENTIVES/ESTABLISHMENT

This document contains relevant information about the Tax System in Costa Rica according to the Ministry of Treasury.

NOVEMBER 2016
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“COSTA RICA TAXATION MODEL”

LEGAL/TAXES

This document provides a general review about the income tax regime in Costa Rica for companies.

NOVEMBER 2016
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“COSTA RICA KEY ECONOMIC INDICATORS”

OTHERS

Relevant macroeconomic indicators, including exports, imports and Foreign direct investment (FDI).

NOVEMBER 2016
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“FREE TRADE ZONE REGIME IN COSTA RICA”

INCENTIVES/ESTABLISHMENT

This document contains information about the Free Trade Zone (FTZ) Regime incentives for manufacturing and services companies, inside and outside the Greater Metropolitan Area.

NOVEMBER 2016
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“GUIDE TO OBTAIN THE MUNICIPAL LICENSE - ALAJUELA”

PROCESSES

Detail information about how to obtain the Municipal License in Alajuela, Costa Rica.

SEPTEMBER 2016
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“COSTA RICA'S INFRASTRUCTURE FACILITIES”

OTHERS

General information about infrastructure facilities in Costa Rica for foreign companies.

SEPTEMBER 2016
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“COSTA RICA SUPPLIER BASE LIFE SCIENCES”

OTHERS

The most competitive supplier base for Life Sciences companies.

SEPTEMBER 2016
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“COSTA RICA SUPPLIER BASE ADVANCED MANUFACTURING”

OTHERS

The most competitive supplier base for Advanced Manufacturing companies.

SEPTEMBER 2016
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“INDUSTRIAL PARKS AND BUSINESS CENTERS”

INCENTIVES/ESTABLISHMENT

Detailed information about Costa Rica's Industrials Parks and Business Centers.

SEPTEMBER 2016
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“GUIDE FOR THE REGISTRATION OF BIOMEDICAL EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS IN COSTA RICA”

PROCESSES

Detailed information about the companies process for the registration of biomedical equipment and materials from the Ministry of Health.

SEPTEMBER 2016
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“COSTA RICA'S WORKFORCE”

HUMAN CAPITAL

Structure and qualifications of a highly productive, friendly and qualified workforce.

SEPTEMBER 2016
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“SETTING UP A BUSINESS IN COSTA RICA”

INCENTIVES/ESTABLISHMENT

This document contains step-by-step the process for establishing operations in Costa Rica under the Free Trade Zone (FTZ), for manufacturing and services companies.

SEPTEMBER 2016
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“EDUCATION OVERVIEW COSTA RICA”

HUMAN CAPITAL

The Costa Rican workforce is recognized for its high educational standards and its outstanding productivity levels. This document provides information about our educational system.

SEPTEMBER 2016
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“COSTA RICA GUIDE FOR THE REGISTRATION OF HAZARDOUS CHEMICAL PRODUCTS”

PROCESSES

Detailed information for the Registration of Hazardous Chemical Products from the Ministry of Health.

SEPTEMBER 2016
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“GUIDE TO OBTAIN THE ENVIRONMENTAL FEASIBILITY IN COSTA RICA”

PROCESSES

Detail information to companies about how to obtain the Environmental Feasibility from SETENA.

SEPTEMBER 2016
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“GUIDE TO OBTAIN THE MUNICIPAL LICENSE - CARTAGO”

PROCESSES

Detail information about how to obtain the Municipal License in Cartago, Costa Rica.

SEPTEMBER 2016
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“LABOR REGULATIONS IN COSTA RICA”

LEGAL/TAXES

The most important topics related to labor regulations in Costa Rica.

SEPTEMBER 2016
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“LIFE IN COSTA RICA”

OTHERS

General facts about Costa Rica, our climate and government structure.

SEPTEMBER 2016
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“TRADE AGREEMENTS AND PREFERENTIAL ACCESS TO MARKETS FROM COSTA RICA.”

OTHERS

Costa Rica offers a preferential access of companies to the world through the Free Trade Agreements in force, consult this document for detailed information.

SEPTEMBER 2016
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“THE UPSURGE OF NEW INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN RISING CITIES”

OTHERS

Discover how responsible, intelligent and specialized FDI initiatives are surging in new locations within Costa Rica.

SEPTEMBER 2016
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“ANNUAL REPORT 2015”

ANNUAL REPORTS

Main initiatives developed by the organization in 2015

MARCH 2016
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“CINDE ANNUAL REPORT 2012”

ANNUAL REPORTS

This document contains valuable information on CINDE's work of promoting Foreign Direct Investment in Costa Rica (FDI) 2012.

OCTOBER 2014
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“FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON IMMIGRATION MATTERS IN COSTA RICA”

LEGAL/TAXES

Document that sumirized the most frequently asked questions on Inmigration in Costa Rica

OCTOBER 2014
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“COSTA RICA HUMAN CAPITAL”

HUMAN CAPITAL

Relevant information about academic offer in high tech manufacturing and services.

OCTOBER 2014
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“CINDE ANNUAL REPORT 2011”

ANNUAL REPORTS

This document contains valuable information on CINDE's work of promoting FDI in 2011

OCTOBER 2014
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“CINDE ANNUAL REPORT 2013”

ANNUAL REPORTS

This document contains valuable information on CINDE's work of promoting Foreign Direct Investment in Costa Rica (FDI) 2013.

OCTOBER 2014
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“GUIDE TO OBTAIN THE SANITARY OPERATIONS PERMIT IN COSTA RICA”

PROCESSES

Detail information about how to obtain the Sanitary Operations Permit from the Ministry of Health.

AUGUST 2014

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