President-elect Luis Guillermo Solís has not even finished his acceptance speech when commercial chambers issued statements seeking concessions from him.
The Cámara Nacional de Turismo repeated its request that the next minister of Turismo and the board of the Instituto Costarricense de Turismo come from its members. The organization said it would seek a meeting with the president-elect to help chart a course that would bring more tourists.
The Cámara Puntarenense de Pescadore also issued a quick statement in which it asked Solís to resolve the problem confronting the shrimp fishermen. The Sala IV has declared their practices unconstitutional due to the damage they do to the coral and the unintended sea creatures that are caught in the trawling nets.
And then the Cámara Costarricense de la Industria Alimentaria issued a statement Sunday night that said Solís should develop concrete plans to increase the competitivity of the industry. Sought are decreases in electrical power charges, the elimination of excessive regulation and paperwork and the elimination of some import duties for products not available in the country.