How can we help?

Invest & set up an operation in Costa Rica »

Talk to the experts in each specific sector of interest, meet key service providers, request information and benchmarks and much more.

Write a message here
Feedback on CINDE services »

Help us become better every day. Share you suggestions or any complaints about CINDE´s services to our quality assurance department.

Keep in touch

  • Linkedin
  • YouTube
  • Email
CINDE New York

100 Park Avenue, 16th Floor
New York, NY 10017

CINDE Costa Rica

Plaza Roble Los Balcones, 4th Floor.
Escazu, San Jose, Costa Rica


Essential Info

  • Intro
  • Documents

Download key information tailored to your investment interest, at no cost.

  • Fast
  • Convenient
  • Reliable

The final essential INFO will include:

Key information on Costa Ricas education quality and trends, labor pool and regulations, free trade zone and investment incentives, economic indicators, suppliers and vendors, life in Costa Rica and much more.

Choose one of the following investment sectors:

Telling us your business’ sector allows us to prepare more accurate data based on your request.

Choose the documents you're interested in obtaining

This is a list of files generated based on your Investment Sector choice

You’re all set!

Your customised essential INFO is getting ready...

Check your email You will receive an email in a few moments with the files we have prepared for you!

Remember, you can run this wizard as many times as you want!


Reset your password

  • We will send you instructions to reset your password

  • Your email is not in our records

I want to register!


How do you want to create your account?

Register today and stay on top of the latest from Costa Rica.

  • Access and download key information on benchmarks, data and statistics from the country.
  • Receive newsletters from the latest economic and investment related initiatives.
  • Get news alerts on key country developments.
  • And much more.

Please fill the following information to create your account

Go Back

Please check the form is complete.

Thank you for registering with CINDE

Your account has been succesfully created.

If you have any problems, please:

Contact us

My Profile

News Room

Feel connected with

our essence

Get the latest updates from our
events, press releases and more!

Press Release

JH Biotech Starts Operations in Nandayure, Guanacaste

DECEMBER 19th 2019

  • Five people already work in the biotechnology company, which will hire five more in January 2020.
  • The company specializes in genetically improving seeds of horticultural products.
Nandayure, Guanacaste. December 19, 2019. JH Biotech, a subsidiary of Jianghuai Horticulture seed Co. of Anhui, China, opened its new facilities in Guanacaste, where it will carry out research and development, quality control, marketing, and sales, as well as export and import products logistics.
The company established in Nandayure, Guanacaste, with a $700,000 investment. Five people already work in the company as part of the preoperational phase and five additional will be hired at the beginning of 2020. The company plans to hire more employees as the operation consolidates.
From Costa Rica, JH Biotech generates hybrid seeds of different varieties of watermelon, melon, squash, and chili peppers. In labs, it carries out molecular analysis processes to verify quality results.
“The new JH Biotech plant is not only relevant to the country but for the agricultural industry and Guanacaste. The agricultural sector represents practically 25% of the country's exports of goods and this company contributes greatly to continue growing from other areas. JH Biotech will promote research, development, and innovation activities from Costa Rica in agricultural products. Undoubtedly, this decision also carries enormous potential to continue adding value and knowledge to our exportable offer in a sector that needs it, encouraging sophistication to international markets and increasing the linkages with the local industry. It fills us with pride and joy since it also goes along with projects promoted within the Discover program. Count on our support,” said Vice-minister of Foreign Trade, Duayner Salas.
Renato Alvarado, Minister of Agriculture and Livestock, said that this public-private cooperation will have a national and regional impact. The Agricultural Technology Research and Transfer Institute, INTA, is part of the initiative to study horticultural crops for adaptation to the Chorotega, Pacific Central and agroecological similar areas in Latin America.
He added: “It is a project of great impact because we expect it to be very positive for the farmers of the Nicoya Peninsula and surrounding communities. It is also important because it will become a technological showcase for the rest of Latin America where technology can be applied to agriculture.”

Ocksan Ajú, General Manager of JH Biotech, said: “We want to be part of a significant impact on the agricultural community and be part of the transformation process that the sector requires at the national and global level. We have established cooperation agreements with universities and diverse institutions that will generate a lot of value in the country’s agriculture, energy, and technology. We seek to innovate in ​​production, marketing, and research of hybrid seeds of high genetic value and, especially, be part of that important change that the world requires.”
The Managing General of CINDE, Jorge Sequeira Picado, explained that: “In the last four years, the employment created by multinational companies outside the Great Metro Area (GMA) has had an average of 10% annual growth. JH Biotech is part of this group of companies that, in addition to generating job opportunities outside GMA, will also develop an operation of high agro-technological sophistication from Costa Rica, which we are sure it will consolidate its international presence over time.”
The company will hire engineers specialized in biotechnology and operational personnel for fieldwork. Those interested in applying for a job position can send their CV to
Costa Rica will be the company’s hub to commercialize seeds from China to other markets on the continent.

Media Contact 
Carlos Morales