• Service: Tax, International Tax
  • Type: Regulatory update
  • Date: 8/2/2013

Costa Rica - Changes to sanitary operating permit renewals 

August 2:  Costa Rica’s Health Ministry (Ministerio de Salud) issued a directive eliminating “environmental viability” as a requirement for purposes of processing an application for renewal of sanitary operating permits.

Thus, there will be no legal basis to rely on environmental viability with respect to renewal of an operation sanitary permit, except in exceptional instances when the renewal includes works of expansion that may affect the environment.

The directive is effective from the date of its issuance, 20 May 2013.

Read a 2013 report [PDF 66 KB] prepared by the KPMG member firm in Costa Rica: Health Ministry eliminated the environmental viability requirement for the renewal of sanitary permits

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