Costa Rica Shipping Relocation – Today the Government signed Executive Decree 41426-H-MINAE-MOPT, a decree meant to limit the emission of polluting gases. It was signed by the Ministers of Environment and Energy and Public Works and Transport as well as the Minister of Finance and the President.
The decree allows the benefit of importing electric cars without paying taxes to be extended to apply to used cars as well. It also applies to cars with any other technology that makes them emissionless. The cars must be within 5 years from the year of its model.
There is an economic limit of $30,000 for the tax free incentive. This amount does not apply to mass transit options such as buses and trains or freight transportation. The benefit extends to automobiles, motorcycles, cargo transport vehicles, minibuses and buses.
These vehicles will not be subject to vehicle restriction and will be able to use blue parking spaces within parking lots.
Another part of the agreement consists of a mandatory guideline promoting transition to an electric vehicle fleet in the public sector.