Exporting to Costa Rica

A guide for British businesses who are interested in developing their overseas trade and doing business in Costa Rica.

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A detailed guide on doing business in and with Costa Rica. The guide contains information on:

  • challenges of doing business in Costa Rica
  • benefits and growth potential of the market
  • trade between the UK and Costa Rica
  • opportunities in Costa Rica
  • start-up and market entry considerations
  • legal considerations
  • tax and customs considerations
  • entry requirements
  • who to contact for more help

More information


Learn about changes for UK exporters to Costa Rica if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

Managing risk

Find out how UK companies can control risks when doing business in Costa Rica.

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Published 11 April 2014
Last updated 11 March 2015 + show all updates
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