Postal service awarded a rate hike by nation’s regulatory agency

Correos de Costa Rica has received an increase in its rates from the Authoridad Reguladora de Servicios Públicos.

The increase ranges from 22.2 percent to 11.7 percent depending on the weight of the item. The new rates range from 275 colons (54 U.S. cents) for an envelope of up to 20 grams
(seven-tenths of an ounce). The old rate was 225 colons (44 cents). A package weighing a kilogram (2.2 pounds) will cost 1,580 colons ($3.12), up from 1,415 colons ($2.79).

The old rates have been in effect since 2009.

The new rates will go into effect when they are published in the La Gaceta official newspaper.

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