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Doing business in Costa Rica

A selection of articles, books and online resources to help you explore the key issues for doing business in Costa Rica.

Key data

Ease of Doing Business in Costa Rica
Summary of comprehensive annual data collated by the World Bank giving key indicators for business and economic conditions. Includes information on typical business procedures, showing time to complete and associated costs for each step.

Guides

Exporting to Costa Rica
Regularly updated guide produced by UK Trade and Investment for companies looking to do business in this country. Sections include:

  • challenges
  • growth potential
  • opportunities
  • start-up considerations
  • legal considerations
  • tax and customs considerations
  • entry requirements.

Costa Rica company registration
Comprehensive guide produced by Healy Consultants explaining company structures and business entity types, fees and timelines for incorporation, accounting and tax in this jurisdiction and comparisons with other countries in the region.

NAFTA Country Report: Costa Rica
Overview published by Atradius covering the country's most important business sectors, key indicators, political and economic summaries and outlook. Updated in January 2018.

Doing Business in Latin America
Guide prepared by Moore Stephens member firms on doing business with or in this region, covering Costa Rica. It also provides useful information for those living and working in Costa Rica either temporarily or permanently. Published in December 2015.

Exporting

On our Exporting to Costa Rica page you can find export guides, trade forecasts and economic and political updates.

Corporate governance

Latin American Corporate Governance Roundtable
Forum established by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Publications include a practical guide and case studies available in English, Portuguese and Spanish.

Law and regulation

Doing Business law library
World Bank
Collection of business laws and regulations from economies around the world, linking to official government sources. Topics include company law, labour, tax and trade.

Embassies and consulates

Articles and books in the Library collection

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