08 April 2020 – Public institutions instructed to devise measures to enable people’s continued productivity

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Executive Office
Intervention Categories: Legal and policy; Regulatory change
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: The President; Minister of the Presidency; Minister of Economy, Industry and Commerce

Overview: The Government has instructed public institutions to create exceptional measures that allow the extension of the validity of permits, authorizations, concessions, licenses until January 4, 2021, to enable individuals and legal entities to carry out productive, economic activities, commercial or of any other nature. Each ministry and institution will have a period of 10 working days to inform the Ministry of the Presidency about the measures taken.
Full details here: https://www.presidencia.go.cr/comunicados/2020/04/directriz-da-10-dias-habiles-instituciones-para-agilizacion-de-tramites/

Type of Justification: Perception of an increased threat
Evidence/Justification: As part of the State of National Emergency