At PROCOMER we offer a series of training sessions oriented at incentivizing exportation and the exportation chain, as well as to evaluate and update your knowledge, so that your business in foreign markets can take place successfully.
At PROCOMER we have an Exportation Chains technical department that is in charge of finalizing chains of high added value for exportation between multinational companies and domestic suppliers, with world-class storage structures and logistics.
Our main job is to evaluate the abilities of domestic suppliers—generally small or medium-sized businesses—that are required for the production of a product or service. We perform the evaluation using certified procedures that comply with ISO 9001 norms, and we evaluate infrastructure, production capacity, marketing, human capital, information systems, environmental management, and investment and innovation capacity.
To successfully sell a product or service abroad, you need strong commercial promotion, and at PROCOMER we give you the tools to do that in the best way possible. We can help you participate in international fairs, commercial missions, and business meetings. Our network of 13 Commercial Promotion Offices is available to you, along with Costa Rica’s diplomatic branches abroad. These become an extension of your business and give you support to close deals.
Successful deals happen when exporters have the right information. That’s why at PROCOMER we support you through market studies, exportation and importation statistics, logistical information, and all types of commercial data that can help you make the best decisions and put you on the road to success.
Simplification and facilitation of procedures
One of our objectives is to centralize and streamline the procedures necessary for importation and exportation. We have been making great strides in this area, and continue to improve to make the foreign commercial procedures digital and to reduce your costs. In this way, PROCOMER and the 16 institutions involved in foreign commerce have all been working together on an ambitious project to reduce the costs and times of procedures by up to 90%. The system is the VUCE 2.0 (Single Window Foreign Commerce 2.0) system.
Some of the advantages of the VUCE 2.0 system are:
- Approve documentation in minutes
- 24/7/365 availability
- A digital, paperless experience
- Digital signatures, a unique identification mechanism
- Payments are made electronically
- We have managed to reduce paperwork, costs, and time investments by up to 90%
- The system is compatible and interoperable with the State, with international entities and businesses
- We guarantee the traceability of your procedural documents
ABOUT THE VUI
The Single Window of Investment (VUI) project, led by the Foreign Trade Promoter (PROCOMER), with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Trade and the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Commerce as the governing body for simplifying procedures, aims to establish a system to centralize the procedures and permits that companies that wish to establish and operate in the national territory must comply with.
This "Country Project" seeks to improve institutional processes so that services provide positive user experiences. The digital platform will work in an agile and simple way and the entrepreneurs managed to follow up on their procedures, interact with the institutions in charge and access their approvals.
The resulting strategic VUI for the country, since it is the implementation of a system that facilitates both the formal installation of companies in Costa Rica, as well as their entry and operation under the free zone regime. The foregoing constitutes an instrument that contributes to increasing the country's competitiveness, attracting foreign direct investment, and generating employment.
Essential COSTA RICA is our country brand, in this way Costa Rica projects itself to the world by integrally promoting tourism, investments and exports, hand in hand with the Costa Rican culture and idiosyncrasy. Essential COSTA RICA operates under two criteria:
• Country positioning: We show characteristics that describe us as Costa Ricans: “Pura vida”, charismatic, “driven”, specialized and talented.
• Country competitiveness: In order to fulfill the promise made to the world, we guarantee that the companies under the Country Brand seal represent our values: Excellence, Sustainability, Innovation, Social Progress and Costa Rican Linkage