Lack of appointments is another topic making tourism leaders unhappy

The tourism industry has yet another complaint. The Cámara Costarricense de Hoteles and the Cámera Nacional Turismo are calling on government officials to convene the Comisión Reguladora de Turismo.

This is an entity that along with other duties makes agreements with investors who wish to create projects in the country.

The panel can agree to certain exonerations from customs and sales tax on imports for investors.

However, even though some members of the commission have been named, the decree formalizing the nominations has not been published, said the chambers.

This oversight can cost millions, said the chambers. They called on the  Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Comercio to act swiftly.

This is just another topic for tourism leaders to bring up today when they have a scheduled meeting with central government officials. The chambers are trying to eliminate a new 13 percent sales tax on many tourism activities and a demand by the taxing agency that back payments be made for six years.

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