The Costa Rican Textile Chamber represents the Textile Sector in Costa
Rica. CATECO (for its initials in Spanish), was established on May 22nd,
1992. The Chamber's main purpose is to support the country's Textile Industry,
as well as represent small, large, local and international companies,
for the improvement of the work environment of the Textile Sector.
CATECO offers huge affiliation advantages to all its members:
CATECO does a strong promotional work for its member companies in order
to improve and increase the development, quality and efficiency of the
CATECO upholds social, economic, political and commercial interests of
the Textile Sector before the Parliament, Government institutions, the
Costa Rica Foreign Trade Corporation or any public and private organizations
through its Lobbying Commission. This commission acts like a catalysis
to solve any problem that could affect its members directly or indirectly.
As an organization that assembles very important companies of the Textile
Sector, CATECO offers strategic alliances to all its members, as commissions,
committees and discussion groups to enhance the sectors representation
on any social, political, economic or commercial matters. On the other
hand, CATECO has a very close relationship with other chambers in order
to encourage mutual support and collaboration.
The Costa Rican Investment and Development Board (CINDE), does a very
strong work to promote foreign investment in Costa Rica, in coordination
with CATECO, the Costa Rica Foreign Trade Corporation (PROCOMER) and the
CATECO organizes and/or coordinates special activities on different local
and international subjects related to the Textile Industry, such as informal
lectures, seminars, workshops, and conferences, among others.
CATECO submits permanent and updated information to its members through
its web site, fax memos, e-mails and free distribution of magazines and
press material related to the textile arena. Likewise, CATECO gives out
constant information of any local or foreign exhibitions and shows, as
well as possible requests for clothing manufacture.
CATECO coordinates and awaits the foreign commercial missions interested
in the Costa Rican Textile Industry. The Executive Director looks forward
the reception of the missions, as well as the promotion of businness meetings
with local companies.
CATECO gives support to all its members through the Executive Director
Department, for the resolution of conflicts with either political or commercial
entities, as well as customs house, enterprises and businessmen. The Executive
Director and Board of Directors look forward to improve agreements and
negotiaion, in order to solve any inconvenient situation through dialogue,
conciliation and mutual understanding.