The economics ministry wants to establish a registry of products to keep track of chemicals and other materials entering the country and their prices.
That was one suggestion that grew out of a study of fertilizer and pesticide ingredients that were being shipped into Costa Rica.
The study basically found that a few companies control nearly the entire market. The ministry turned over its report to the Comisión para Promover la Competencia.
Agricultural chemicals have an indirect effect on the price of foodstuffs and also the price of exported crops.