Last week, the government met with several agricultural organizations to discuss the issue of the Pacific Alliance and the possible incorporation of the country.
President Luis Guillermo Solís said the meeting was to hear the point of view of both parties.
What is the Government’s position on this issue at this time? The president’s response was blunt.
The government will not subject Costa Rica to any tension regarding that project, until we have real possibilities arising from a fiscal plan for the viability of the country,”
said Solís, making it clear that no decision on the matter has been made.
Being part of the Alliance started by Chile, Mexico, Colombia and Peru brings up many obligations for domestic producers to receive benefits.
If you do not have the resources for the police, if we do not have the resources to make roads, we do not have resources to pay social security … How are we going to get into other entanglements in favor or against a treaty that will imply further obligations in order to benefit from it?”
added the President.
In recent weeks, Solis has placed special emphasis on the need for approval of tax reform to raise additional resources that would meet the different projects need by the country.