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AgronegociosCosta Rica

ChampiñonesVarablanca SA

Costa Rica FruitCompany

Costa RicaTropiFoods

Hermanos VargasDulce

Platanera RíoSixaola

ProductosAgrícolasdel Campo

San Roque-BlueZone

Sura GreenProducts

The Fruit FarmGroup

AlimentosBermúdez

AlimentosProsalud

Alma de CaféRestaurante

Amino GrowInternacional

Aromas y SaboresTécnicos S.A.

Café de Altura deSan RamónEspecial S.A.

Café de Altura de San RamónEspecial S.A.

Cathedra FinestProducts

Compañía AgrícolaIndustrialPROPICA S.A.

Compañía Agrícola IndustrialPROPICA S.A.

Costa Rica ChesseFactory

Costa Rica RainForest

ExportadoraFrumar S.A.

GrupoNaturalba S.A.

Mataderodel Valle S.A.

MicrobeneficioEcológico LosEucaliptos, CaféSol Naciente

Microbeneficio Ecológico LosEucaliptos, Café Sol Naciente

Nacional deChocolates

Or light -Oro Light

Panaderíala Zarcereña

ParadiseIngredients

Productora yExportadora deFrutas y VerdurasFRUVER S.A.

Productora y Exportadora deFrutas y Verduras FRUVER S.A.

ProductosUjarrás S.A.

TreintaycincoFábrica deCerveza S.A.

Treintaycinco Fábrica deCerveza S.A.

Arenas Skate& Surf

Aromas parael Alma

CosméticosNaturalesMonteverde

Cosméticos NaturalesMonteverde

doTERRACosta Rica

EstablishmentLabs

Interquin deGrecia S.A.

Ketsin deCosta Rica Ltda

LabatorioEl Maná

P&G InternationalOperations

Panduit deCosta Rica Ltda

PlásticosModernos

PrecisiónInternacionalPREINSA S.A.

Precisión InternacionalPREINSA S.A.

Prysmian GroupCentroaméricay Caribe

Prysmian Group Centroaméricay Caribe

TarimasEconómicas S.A.

Tejas y MaderaPlásticaReplacori S.A.

Tejas y Madera PlásticaReplacori S.A.

Vargas Impresión& Empaque

Academia Nacionalde Ciencias -Unidad NICCosta Rica

Academia Nacional de Ciencias- Unidad NIC Costa Rica

Agencia NavieraCentroamérica S.A.

AGLOCAMLogística

Alavisa deCañas Sal

ATI CapitalSolutions

AtmosInternational

AutomatizaciónAvanzada

BoomerangWireless

CentroCostarricensede CienciaEducativa

Centro Costarricensede Ciencia Educativa

CentroCostarricensede EducaciónParauniversitaria

Centro Costarricensede Educación Parauniversitaria

Centro de EventosPedregal

Centro OncológicoCostarricense

CF Free ZonePark S.R.L.

ComponentesEl Orbe

CulinaryTrainer School

DCCMission Critical

DistribuidoraCumminsCentroaméricaCosta Rica SRL

Distribuidora CumminsCentroamérica Costa Rica SRL

Doris Peters& Asociados

FederaciónCostarricensede Fútbol

Federación Costarricensede Fútbol

Flexográficade Exportación

Fondo Nacionalde FinanciamientoForestal

Fondo Nacional deFinanciamiento Forestal

FundaciónAcción joven

FundaciónOmar Dengo

Global MarketingSolutions

GrupoElectrotécnica

Grupo MédicoSanta Teresa

Grupo STTCosta Rica

Halsband WorldWide Partners

HospitalClínica Bíblica

ICICORCosta Rica S.A.

IdiomaInternacional

Imágenes MédicasDr. ChavarríaEstrada

Imágenes MédicasDr. Chavarría Estrada

Isthmusde Costa Rica

LogísticaTransaccionaldel Istmo, S.A. /Habílitas

Logística Transaccionaldel Istmo, S.A. / Habílitas

Meridia Ingeniería& Gerencia deProyectos

Meridia Ingeniería &Gerencia de Proyectos

Microbiología yCalidad Industrial,MCI S.A.

Microbiología yCalidad Industrial, MCI S.A.

Pertec GlobalServices

PortafolioInmobiliario

ProdigiousLatin America

Rack LodgeData Center

Raw OutdoorFitness

RockConstrucciones

Saint FrancisCollege

SistemasConvergentes

SOIN SolucionesIntegrales S.A.

Suplidora HoteleraSantamaria Ltda

TecnoLabSolucionesIntegrales

TecnologíaApropiada

TecnologíaExpress S.A.

The GreenparkFree Zone

UltraparkDevelopmentGroup

Universidad deIberoamérica -UNIBE

Universidad deIberoamérica - UNIBE

Universidad deSan José

UniversidadFederada deCosta Rica, SanJudas Tadeo

Universidad Federada deCosta Rica, San Judas Tadeo

Universidad Latinade Costa Rica

UniversidadSan Marcos

UniversidadSanta Paula

UniversidadVeritas

UrbanizadoraLa Laguna

Agencia deViajes Colón

Agencia de ViajesCosta RicaTe Enamora

Agencia de ViajesCosta Rica Te Enamora

Agencia de ViajesFaytur

Agencia de ViajesReceptivaExploratura

Agencia de ViajesReceptiva Exploratura

ANCCAR Alamoy National

Apartotel SuitesVillas del Río

ArtesaníasLa Rueda

Asociación Cámarade TurismoGuanacasteca

Asociación Cámarade Turismo Guanacasteca

Asociación deCostarricensesen Francia

Asociación deCostarricenses en Francia

AsociaciónPro ImagenCosta Rica

AsociaciónPro Imagen Costa Rica

AventurasTierra Verde

Best of Costa RicaTour | OperatorDMC

Best of Costa RicaTour | Operator DMC

Best WesterJaco Beach Resort

CaminandoCosta Rica

Casa CondeApartotel & Suites

Casa Conde delMar Beach Front

CasitasTenorio B&B

Centro deConvenciones deCosta Rica

Centro de Convenciones deCosta Rica

Cinco CeibasRainforest Reserve& Adventure Park

Cinco Ceibas RainforestReserve & Adventure Park

CooprenaSimbiosis

Costa Rica BirdObservatories

Costa RicaConvention Bureau

Costa RicaReps DMC

Costa RicaSun Tours

Costa RicaTop Tours

Daily Tours TravelManagment& Events

Daily Tours TravelManagment & Events

DestinationCosta Rica

Diamante EcoAdventure Park

ExpedicionesTropicales

ExploradoresOutdoors

FindingPepper Project

Go Costa RicaVision

GraylineCosta Rica

Hampton Inn &Suites by HiltonSan José - Airport

Hampton Inn & Suites by HiltonSan José - Airport

Holiday InnExpressSan José Airport

Holiday Inn ExpressSan José Airport

Holiday InnSan José Escazú

HorizontesNature Tours

Hotel Beds / Beds Online /Hoteles Extra

Hotel Beds / Beds Online /Hoteles Extra

Hotel HaciendaGuachipelin

Hotel WyndhamHerradura

ID MeetingsCosta Rica

Inversiones MardigiM y D S.A.

JacamarNaturalist Tours

Journey´sCosta Rica

La Casonadel Cafetal

Los Pinos Cabañas& Jardines

MapacheRent a Car

MonteverdeExpressShuttles Services

Monteverde ExpressShuttles Services

MORPHO TRAVELRETAIL

Museo delos Niños

OcoteaMonteverde S.A.

Pacific TradeWinds

RainforestAdventure Lodge

RainforestAdventuresPacífico

RestaurantePlaza del Café

Swiss TravelServices /AV Cielo Azul

Swiss Travel Services /AV Cielo Azul

Tryp San JoséSabana

Vision SportsTravel

Vista Los SueñosAdventure Park

Xandari Resort& Spa

The objective of 
becoming a Nation Brand 
company is to elevate a
company's

standards and increase competitiveness in the national market.

In order to become affiliated, businesses undergo an evaluation protocol that covers the five values of the Nation Brand: Excellence, Sustainability, Social Progress, Innovation, and Costa Rican Rooting.

Our five values

The value of Excellence encourages companies to raise their standards in quality, services, operations, and products by applying established process and procedure indicators.

EXCELLENCE

Thanks to sustainability, environmental, social, and financial management come together in perfect harmony.

SUSTAINABILITY

A company that demonstrates its Costa Rican roots, either through its human capital or by participation in the organization's shares.

COSTA RICAN ROOTING

Social progress is the capacity of an organization to support its collaborators' basic needs, provide well-being, and develop channels through which individuals can reach their potential as human beings and professionals.

SOCIAL PROGRESS

Innovating, evolving, and not being afraid to change are critical factors for a company to prevail in an increasingly complex and demanding market.

INNOVATION

Preferential treatment from PROCOMER

Preferential

treatment

from PROCOMER

Training

PROCOMER discounts
and services

  • Three business agendas.
  • 50% discount on trade missions.
  • 30% discount at international fairs.
  • 50% discount on BTM.

Brand
exposure

  • A Microsite on the essential COSTA RICA website.

Conventions

  • Access to ITC's Sustainability Map.

Important!

before starting the Nation
Brand licensing process:

If your company operates within the following scope of the Nation Brand Regulations established in article 10, please contact: licenciasmarcapais@procomer.com or cprendas@procomer.com 

Article 10: Areas of expertise required for the granting of licenses related to investments and exports.

The Costa Rican Foreign Trade Promoter (PROCOMER) is the executive agency responsible for the implementation, promotion, and application of the Nation Brand, in addition to issues related to attracting investments, exports, SME exporters (or those with export potential), foreign trade in general, and other objectives and functions of PROCOMER.

  • Review the Regulations for the Use of the Costa Rica Nation Brand. Download
  • Download the Evaluation Protocol. Download
  • Answer any questions or doubts about the PROCOMER Nation Brand.

If your company corresponds to the tourism sector, please email: cinthia.leon@ict.go.cr

The licensing process

The licensing

process

I want to be Essential Costa Rica

1. Verify


Before registering, verify that your company operates within the scope established in Article 10 of the Nation Brand Regulations. Contact licenciasmarcapais@procomer.com or cprendas@procomer.com
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2. Self-evaluation


Register at here and complete the self-evaluation.
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3. Review the requirements


Once you have read and understood the requirements, contact licenciasmarcapais@procomer.com to address any questions or doubts you may have.
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4. Make an appointment with an evaluation team


  1. Book an appointment with the evaluation team at the following link: View document
  2. Once the evaluation team has visited, an evaluation report will be submitted to PROCOMER for review and approval/rejection.
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5. Submit documents


If your company passes the evaluation, submit the following documents to PROCOMER:
  1. Copy of the evaluator's report and affidavit.
  2. Corporate use license request form and its attachments.
    1. Download Form
  3. A copy of the company's current and valid legal status and a copy of the legal representative's identity card.
  4. The company must be current with the CCSS.
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6. Notification of acceptance


PROCOMER will review the evaluation and sends a notification of acceptance/rejection.