The Arenal Area Magazine

Costa Rican Meat To Be Sold In Europe By 2011


Farmers in Costa Rica are looking to the future, a bright future in exporting meat to Europe or the “old continent” as it is often called locally.

In more than a month in planning, the farmers expect their products to reach European consumers, taking advantage of the trade agreement reached with European Union.

Costa Rican farmers, to take part in this trade, must comply with a series of requirements demanded by the European Union, under a funding program by the World Trade Organization (WTO).

The Servicio Nacional de Salud Animal (SENASA) – National Animal Health Service – is expected to offer a report of a pilot program that is being currently run in Pérez Zeledón.

Once the analysis is finished, the program will be introduced country wide and with a look to 2011 for Costa Rican meat to be offered on the European market.

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