Latest updates

Temporary Resident Status Explained
  • Immigration
  • Costa Rica
  • March 23 2001

According to the Immigration Law (Law 7033), there are a number of immigratory categories that may be applied for. These include temporary, permanent and non-resident status. In the context of corporate immigration, the most common category is that of temporary resident.

Tax Incentives for Foreign Companies Explained
  • Corporate Tax
  • Costa Rica
  • March 23 2001

This update looks at the tax regime in Costa Rica, and specifically at the tax incentives granted to foreign companies doing business in Costa Rica.

New Law Amends Customs and Duties Obligations
  • Shipping & Transport
  • Costa Rica
  • March 21 2001

The customs legislation was recently amended, and this update explores the most important aspects of the new law.

Overview (March 2001)
  • Employment & Benefits
  • Costa Rica
  • March 21 2001

Including: General Characteristics; Sexual Harassment; Disciplinary Measures; Prior Notice and Severance

Establishing Foreign Companies
  • Company & Commercial
  • Costa Rica
  • March 19 2001

This update explains the way in which a company in Costa Rica is to be established and governed, with an emphasis on the requirements and restrictions applicable to foreign owned businesses.

Trademark Law Modernized
  • Intellectual Property
  • Costa Rica
  • July 24 2000

Law 7978 of January 6 2000 (Trademark Law and other Distinctive Signs) came into force on February 1 2000. The law introduces a series of changes, including the introduction of the certification trademark and protection of world famous marks.