Costa Rica in Global Value Chains: An Upgrading Analysis: Introduction: Chapter 1

Costa Rica in Global Value Chains: An Upgrading Analysis: Introduction: Chapter 1
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Penny Bamber | Gary Gereffi | Stacey Frederick

The goal of this study is to provide a set of recommendations to the Costa Rican Ministry of Foreign Trade (COMEX), which commissioned this work, to provide guidance on moving up in the four value chains included in the full report. These include medical devices, electronics & electrical, aerospace, and offshore services. This introductory chapter explains the global value chain analytical framework and the methodology. Next, Costa Rica’s institutional context is examined focusing on specific areas: trade policy, free trade zones (FTZs), business environment, human capital and key stakeholders. Finally, the organization of the overall report is outlined.

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