Committee OKs extension for Golfito’s Depósito Libre

A legislative committee Tuesday sent to the full assembly a measure that would extend the life of Golfito’s Depósito Libre for 10 more years.

The stores at this location offer low- and no-tax merchandise for shoppers who stay overnight in the community.

The system was the government’s response to the exodus of a major banana grower. The first law was passed in 1985. The location is a favorite shopping spot for Central Valley residents who purchase vehicle tires, alcohol and appliances.

The bill came from Jorge Angulo Mora, who spoke in favor of the system in the Comisión especial que investiga la problemática de Puntarenas.

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