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    Costa Rica Business Guide 2016 AmCham Membership Directory Creating, protecting and promoting members’ business 41111 MACHAM Costa Rican-American Chamber of Commerce®

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    DOING BUSINESS HAS NEVER BEEN THIS EASY For more information: 2588-9449 2588-9469 Address: Davivienda Tower, 9th floor, near by Multiplaza Escazu www.davivienda.cr/empresas/portada_empresas.asp

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    Working capital credit facilities Letters of credit for imports Leasing for growing your business ) Purchase order financing Bid and performance bonds Foreing exchange > Refinancing of long-term liabilities > Capex financing Cash management for treasury solutions Payroll management Forward operations

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    The world's leading immigration law firm, right here in Costa Rica. A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE IN IMMIGRATION Aro,— .0-40totiVedwaericksov,- ..ster-owofe- mi•-* 1104,60%"" _ • 4,%.444,41.0' Fragomen Worldwide is the world's leading provider of immigration services. Immigration is not just one of many practices within _our firm—it _ . . is our sole focus and it shows. From - our offices around the globe, we help businesses arid indi.viduals with the full range of immigration matters, and develop immigration strategies that achieve their goals. See how your view of the world changes when you work with a firm totally focused on immigration. FRAGOMEN WORLDWIDE Fragomen has more than 40 offices and serves more than 170 countries worldwide. FRAGOMEN COSTA RICA IMMIGRATION SERVICES, LLC LIMITADA El Cedral Business Center, Building A, 3rd Floor P.O. Box 327-1260 Escazu, Costa Rica T +506 2588 4900 Fragomen Worldwide in Costa Rica is Fragomen Costa Rica Immigration Services LLC rtda www.fragomen.com/sanjose

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    Costa Rica Business Guide 2016 AmCham Membership Directory Creating, protecting and promoting members’ business AMCHAM Costa Rican-American Chamber of Commerce® Business Guide & Membership Directory 2016 Costa Rican-American Chamber of Commerce® Tel.: +506 2220-2200 Fax: +506 2220-2300 E-mail: info@amcham.co.cr Web: www.amcham.co.cr P.O. Box 4946 1000 San José, Costa Rica U.S. MAILING ADDRESS Letters, magazines and catalogs P.O. BOX 025331 Miami, FL 33102-5331 Packages & Courier 6703 NW 7th St. SJO-1576 Miami, FL 33126-6007 1

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    Table of Contents Page Page Advertisers Index 6 Color Advertisers Section 7 About Amcham Costa Rica Who we are 31 Mission statement 31 Best practices 34 Networking - AACCLA regional integration 34 Forums and committees 34 Committiees 34 Forums 35 Global outreach 31 International Center of Conciliation and Arbitration (CICA) 36 Local influence 32 Main local objectives 32 Chamber staff 32 International Center for Conciliation and Arbitration (CICA) 32 Code of conduct 33 Services 33 Business agenda 33 Visa program 33 Business matchmaking 33 Promotion 33 International trade counseling 34 Solving disputes 34 Honorary Members 37 10 Reasons to join Amcham 38 Costa Rica Business Guide 39 Credits 39 Thank you to our Committees Chairs and members for their input on our Business Guide 2016 39 Deloitte 41 Highlights 42 General information 43 Geography 43 Historic overview 43 Population and language 44 Medical services 44 2

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    Page Page Education 45 Public Finances 64 Professional level of Costa Ricans according to transnational companies 45 Forming a company 64 Climate 46 Types of companies commonly used in Costa Rica 65 Infrastructure: roads, ports and airports 46 Communications 50 Government 53 Limited Liability Company 65 Corporation 65 Incorporation Requirements 66 Some key facts on Costa Rican banking system 55 Required Elements 66 Taxes 55 Branch Offices of Foreign Companies 69 Tax treaties 57 Transfer pricing 57 Tax reforms 58 Franchises 69 The Trust 70 Real estate 70 Corporate income tax 58 Economy 59 Real Estate Property Ownership by Foreign Nationals 70 Currency 59 Chief Economic Indicators 60 Production and Employment 60 External Sector 62 Solidarity Tax 71 Maritime-Land Zone Concessions 71 Condominiums 72 Property Record Requirements 72 Monetary Program 62 Real Estate Brokers 73 3

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    Table of Contents Page Page Immigration regulations 73 Entry Visas and Residence Permits 73 Entry Visa Categories 73 Extensions of entry visas 74 Residence Permits 74 Multilateral Agreements 80 Customs Unions 80 Free Trade Agreements 80 Preferential Trade Agreements 80 Trade agreements signed but not in Force 80 Temporary Residence under the Investor Status Temporary Residence for Retired Individuals (Income through a pension) Temporary Residence as “Rentista” (Income from investments) 74 74 74 Free trade zone regime 81 General Aspects of the Costa Rican Free Trade Zone Regime 81 Services Companies 82 Category “f” sector companies 82 Permanent Residence 75 Temporary Works Permits 75 Formal Requirements 75 Registering a Company with the Immigration Office (Notice DG-1084-2008) 75 Mega-Projects 82 Other 82 Exemptions and Benefits granted by the Free Trade Zone Regime 83 Labor relations 86 Companies that opt for this registration must fit in one of the following categories 76 Rights and Obligations resulting from the Labor Relationship 86 Foreign direct investment 77 Facts 79 Stability 79 Trade Agreements 80 Workday and Schedule 87 Exceptions to the ordinary workday limits 87 Breaks at work during the ordinary schedule 88 Days of Rest 88 4

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    Page Page Holidays 88 Vacation Time 88 Medical Disabilities 89 Maternity Leave 89 “Thirteenth Month” Bonus (Aguinaldo) 89 Salar ies 89 Complementary Benefits 91 Severance Payments 91 Contributions to Social Security 92 Trial Period 93 Solidarity Associations 93 General Information 93 Loans and Services 93 Current trends in regard to compensation packages in Costa Rica 93 Fixed Salary 93 Variable Salary 94 Non-Monetary Benefits 94 AmCham Members Classified List of Companies 95 Company Profile 105 Company Index 107 Company Profiles’ List 111 American Chambers of Commerce in Latin America 158 Organization 93 The facts in this document are believed to be correct at the time of publication. Please note that the contents delivered are based on information gathered in good faith. As such, AmCham can accept no liability whatsoever for loss or damage arising as a result of the use of this information, either in its published or online format. Afl AFACHAM Costa Rican - American Chamber of Commerce• AmCham has made every effort to assure the accuracy of this publication. Company profiles were submitted to all member companies for review and approval. AMCHAM Membership Directory & Business Guide Partners: Ue MercadEeo Advertisement and edition Proiesional S.A Soluciones Totales en Comunicación Tel. (506) 4701-1771 ventas@meprosa.com • www.meprosa.com Print MASTERLITHO Nff la mejor impresiOn IMF/ 5

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    Index of Advertisers Company Page Company Page Amrop Costa Rica 113 Banco Promerica 10 Café 1820 12 CC Medicina 14 Central de Mangueras S.A. 120 Citi Costa Rica 16 Corporación Grupo La California 123 Cortijo Bookmark Croc’s Casino Resort 18 Crown Worldwide 125 CSI Leasing Back cover - flap 4 Davivienda Cover reverse + Flap 2 DELOITTE * 41 Delta Air Lines Inc. 126 Despacho Lara Eduarte, S.A. 15 DHL Costa Rica (DHL Express y DHL Global Forwarding) Eurocenter EBC Eurocenter Inmobiliaria de Costa Rica ECR S.A 27 Bookmark FedEx 17 Fragomen Front cover - flap 1 Green Trust International S.A. 98 8 Grupo Médico La California 96 Grupo Servica 19 Hotel Costa Rica Marriott 20 Hotel Courtyard by Marriott San José Escazú Hotel Crowne Plaza Corobicí 11 KPMG 13 LHS (Latam Health Solution) 25 Magnalex Abogados 40 Masco 140 Master Litho, S.A. 28 North Atlantic Cargo 7 Pacheco Coto 9 PwC Costa Rica 23 Scotiabank de Costa Rica, S.A. 22 Seaboard Marine Co. Ltd. 149 Softland Costa Rica Back cover Telefónica / Movistar Costa Rica -Telefonica de Costa Rica TC, S.A. Toyota Renta a Car 106 Universidad Latinoamericana de Ciencia y Tecnología -ULACIT 21 22 154 Volar Helicopters S.A. 155 Zona Franca Metropolitana, S.A. Back cover reverse - flap 3 6

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