Costa Rica: Exports of certain products restricted (COVID-19)

Costa Rica: Exports of certain products restricted

Costa Rica has imposed restrictions on exports of certain products in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.


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Export restrictions are imposed regarding the following products:

  • Mono glasses
  • N95 masks
  • Disposable surgical masks
  • Nitrile gloves
  • Disposable robes

The General Customs Administration has the authority to block exports of these products. However, exports of these products from companies located in “free trade zones” are excluded from the application of this measure.

The export restriction applies as of 10 April 2020 and is to remain effective until the emergency decree is lifted.

Read an April 2020 report (Spanish and English) [PDF 87 KB] prepared by the KPMG member firm in Costa Rica

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