Institutional

The quality of Café de Costa Rica is a result of the country's social, economic and environmental development. Costa Rica has a solid legal framework that has boosted the product, and all laws and regulations have contributed to the development of institutions.

Café de Costa Rica is supported by Law 2762, which regulates the coffee sector through the Costa Rica Coffee Institute, by strengthening research, transferring technology and information, and promoting Costa Rican coffee in the world.

The Political Constitution of Costa Rica clearly establishes in Art. 50 that: “The Government shall seek the greatest welfare of inhabitants, by organizing and stimulating production and the most appropriate distribution of wealth. Every person has the right to a healthy and ecologically-balanced environment. Therefore, every person has the right to report any act infringing this right and to claim compensation for any damage caused. The Government shall guarantee, defend and preserve said right. Laws shall determine all responsibilities and the corresponding sanctions.” (Constitution of Costa Rica, 1949).

The following are the laws, rules and other regulations that strengthen the development of coffee growing in Costa Rica.

  • Constitution of Costa Rica.
  • Civil Code of Costa Rica Law 2762 - On the Relationship between Coffee Producers, Processors and Exporters.
  • Regulation 28018 MAG - On the Relationship between Coffee Producers, Processors and Exporters.

List of laws and regulations protecting the activities of Café de Costa Rica in the world

Environmental

  • Law 88 - Passing of the Kyoto Protocol
  • Law 121 - Division Fences and Burning
  • Law 276 - Water Law
  • Law 1634 - General Regulations on Drinking Water
  • Law 6877 - Creation of the National Service of Groundwater, Irrigation and Drainage (SENARA)
  • Law 7317 - Wildlife Preservation
  • Law 7447 - Regulation on the Rational Use of Energy
  • Law 7554 - Organic Law of the Environment
  • Law 7575 - Forestry
  • Law 7664 - Phytosanitary Protection
  • Law 7779 - Soil Use, Management and Preservation
  • Law 7788 - Biodiversity Preservation and Use of Natural Resources
  • Law 8023 - Management and Handling of the Río Reventazón Upper Basin
  • Law 8591 - Development and Promotion of Organic Agricultural Activities
  • Regulation 25721 MINAE - Forestry
  • Regulation 26921 MAG - Phytosanitary Protection
  • Regulation 28659 S - Agrochemicals Stores and Warehouses
  • Regulation 30221 S - On Atmospheric Pollutant Emissions
  • Regulation 30938 MAG - For the Production, Processing and Marketing of Sustainable Coffee
  • Regulation 31545 S MINAE - Approval and Operation of Wastewater Treatment Systems
  • Regulation 32327 S - Drinking Water Quality
  • Regulation 32633 MINAE - Wildlife Preservation
  • Canon 32868 MINAE - Proper Use of Water
  • Regulation 33507 MTSS - Use of Agrochemicals
  • Regulation 33601 MINAE S - Wastewater Discharge and Reuse
  • Regulation 35242 MAG-H-MINAE - Development and Promotion of Organic Agricultural Activities
  • OPS y OMS – Laws and regulations on pesticides in Costa Rica

Social

  • Law 2 - Labor Code
  • Law 181 - Education Code
  • Law 3859 - Community Development
  • Law 5395 - General Regulations on Health
  • Law 5412 - Organic Law of the Ministry of Health
  • Law 6727 - Amendment to the Labor Code (Law on Labor Risks)
  • Law 7142 - Promotion of Gender Equality
  • Law 7451 - Animal Welfare
  • Law 8220 - Protection of Citizens from Excessive Requirements and Administrative Procedures • Law 8488 - National Emergency and Risk Prevention
  • Law 8589 - Penalization of Violence Against Women
  • Law 8764 - General Regulations on Migration and Aliens
  • Regulation 33507 MTSS - Use of Agrochemicals
  • Second State of the Human Rights of Women in Costa Rica INAMU • INS - Safe Practices Guidelines for Pesticides Management
  • Occupational Health in Agriculture

Ethics

  • Law 8242 - Creation of the Office of Public Ethics
  • Law 8589 - Penalization of Violence Against Women

Other Laws

  • Law 833 - Constructions
  • Law 2825 - Lands and Colonization
  • Law 5060 - General Regulations on Public Roads
  • Law 5525 - National Planning
  • Law 6289 - Creation of the National Seeds Office
  • Law 6545 - National Land Registry
  • Law 6703 - National Archaeological Heritage
  • Law 8170 - Ongoing Plan for the Integral Management and Prevention of Natural Disasters of the Tuis River Basin
  • Law 8279 - National System for Quality
  • Law 8454 - Certificates, Digital Signatures and Electronic Documents

Food Facility Certificate of Registration for

Instituto del Cafe de Costa Rica (ICAFE)

CAFE DE COSTA RICA

Coffee Institute of Costa Rica (ICAFE)

(506) 2243 7863

ADDRESS

San Pedro, Barva, Heredia, Road 128, Km3
PO Box 280-3011 Heredia

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