Miami center will store and ship Tico products

The Costa Rican Trade Center has opened in Miami, Florida, giving exporters here better access to the U.S. market.

The center gives Costa Rican firms the option of storing their wares until they can be distributed to buyers.

This is a public-private undertaking to make imports to the U.S. and distribution easier, said the Promotora del Comercio Exterior de Costa Rica.

Some Costa Rica food firms already are using the facility for storage of cookies, pastas, palm products, jams and jellies, sugar, teas and chocolate, said the promotional organization.

Some Costa Rica firms already store quantities of their products in the United States for quick delivery, but the accumulation of various firms using this center appears to have generated interest in the country’s products. Some 80 representatives of buyers were present at the opening of the center, said the promotional organization.

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