Association Profile


AZOFRAS functions as the representative entity for the Free Zone Enterprises when dealing with the Government and other organizations from the private sector.

From the beginning, this organization has been characterized as an entity that searches to improve the operating conditions for member enterprises of the Regimen, and at the same time, the organization has worked hard to find solutions for problems between the corporations and the Free Zone Regimen, Trade and other issues.

To be the Asociation that sucsessfully promotes development, well being and protection of interests for the corporations that work with the Free Zone Regimen.

· To influence the decision making that affects the Free Zone Regimen, by having periodical meetings and establishing a permanent flow of information with the related entities (Trade Department, PROCOMER, The Ministry of Treasury, The Ministry of Foreign Commerce, etc.)

· To facilitate the creation of new corporations, by establishing an strategic alliance with the institutions that work in attracting this kind of investment.

· To maintain permanent communication with the affiliates.

· To develop a research and information program that specializes on the Free Zone Regimen in Costa Rica and other regions.

· To promote commercial and business relations between associates and national enterprises interested in the Free Zone Regime in Costa Rica.

AZOFRAS currently has the next set of Working Committees, formed by any associate that wishes to participate in them.

· OPERATIONS AND TRADE MATTERS COMMITTEE:
Objective: To study every aspect related to daily operations and legal matters at the Free Zone, such as:

- Free Zone Law Regulations

- Trade Procedures Handbook

- General Trade Law

 

· AFFILIATES AND INSTITUTIONAL RELATIONSHIPS COMMITTEE:

Objectives:
-To strengthen AZOFRAS representative ness when dealing with the Free Zone corporations and related entities.

-Consolidation of links between AZOFRAS and other Associations and Chambers, in order to complement the activities of the free zone enterprises, in both national and international levels. 

· PARK DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE:

Objectives: To identify any problem suffered by developed corporations of the Industrial Parks at the Free Zone, and to search for their solution, creating a common front that defends the interests of these Auxiliaries to the Public Trade Function. This Committee holds meetings once a month.

 

                            2011-2012

CHARGE

NAME

ORGANIZATION

President Jorge Brenes Asesoría Profesional J.B., S.A.
Vice-President Carlos Wong Zona Franca Coyol, S.A.
Secretary Manuel Escobar Trimpot Electrónicas, Ltda
Treasurer Jorge Jiménez Panduit de Costa Rica, Ltda
Vocal Carla Coghi Deloitte & Touche
Vocal María del Carmen Víquez Zona Franca América
Vocal Timothy Scott Hall Componentes Intel de Costa Rica, S.A.
Vocal Alejandra Cobb Global Business Services de Costa Rica Ltda.
Vocal Alejandro Araya Inversiones Zeta, S.A.
Vocal Roy Rojas Exportadora Bridgestone de Centroamérica, S.A.
Vocal Pilar Castro Valverde

Coca Cola Industrias, Ltda.

Vocal Pedro Castillo Libby

Hospira Costa Rica, Ltda.

Vocal Laura Bau

St. Jude Medical Costa Rica. Ltda

Fiscal Eugenio Gordienko L-Tres Comunicaciones Costa Rica, S.A.
Executive Direction
Álvaro Valverde Palavicini Executive Director

AZOFRAS - ASOCIACION DE EMPRESAS DE ZONAS FRANCAS DE COSTA RICA
TEL: +(506) 2520-1635
TEL/FAX: +(506) 2520-1636
APDO.162-3006
BARREAL DE HEREDIA, COSTA RICA


azofras@racsa.co.cr