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March 20, 2020
Costa Rica’s General Directorate of Customs publishes directive to control export and re-export of medical supplies
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Costa Rican General Directorate of Customs published, on 18 March 2020, Directive DGA-003-2020 to control the export and re-export of medical supplies. This directive responds to the national emergency declared through Executive Decree No. 42227-MP-S.
To avoid a shortage of medical supplies, this directive controls the export or
This directive is mandatory for all customs officials, auxiliaries of the customs public function, importers, and exporters.
This directive is effective from its publication date (18 March 2020) until the national emergency ends.
For additional information with respect to this Alert, please contact the following:
Ernst & Young, S.A., San José, Costa Rica
Ernst & Young LLP (United States), Latin American Business Center, New York
Ernst & Young LLP (United Kingdom), Latin American Business Center, London
Ernst & Young Tax Co., Latin American Business Center, Japan & Asia Pacific