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Regulations

 

Name

Description

Publication Date

Institution/Body

Code of Ethics for BCCR and Fully Autonomous Bodies (Spanish) 

The purpose is to have an objective basis to guide the conduct of the persons this Code applies to, concerning interactions with organizational interests, values, and objectives.  

10/12/2010  

BCCR

Code of Corporate Governance of the Central Bank of Costa Rica (Spanish) 

It is mainly intended to ensure transparency in the relations amongst the various organizational levels and citizens. 

27/09/2012 

BCCR

Regulations 

Regulations 

 

Metodologia captacion recursos transacciones alto monto entidades publicas Estado 

Se aprobó la Metodología para la captación de recursos de transacciones de alto monto de entidades públicas Estado 

01/08/2014 

BCCR

Methodology for setting rates for placement of liabilities (Spanish) 

Methodology for setting rates for placing liabilities 

23/09/2015 

BCCR

Metodologia-fijación tasas de captación e inversiones entidades públicas 

Aplica a bancos públicos y entidades públicas del Estado-Directriz 18-H publicada en La Gaceta del 3-12-2014 

06/11/2015 

BCCR

Policy on Integral Risk Management (Spanish) 

Definition of the Integral Risk Management Policy 

24/07/2015 

BCCR

General Policies on Administration of Liabilities by BCCR (Spanish) 

These policies refer to BCCR's cost-bearing liabilities. 

25/02/2016 

BCCR

Budgetary Management Policies (Spanish) 

Board of Directors Policies for Budget Management in the Banco Central de Costa Rica 

09/08/2013 

BCCR

International Reserves Management Policies (Spanish) 

Policies for International Reserve Management  

22/06/2016 

BCCR

Regulations on the Authorization, Creation, Opening and Operation of Private Banks (Spanish) 

Authorization for the creation, opening, and operation of private banks is subject to the provisions in BCCR Organic Law, the National Banking System's Organic Law, and the Law on Creation of Cooperative Banks, in the rules under these Regulations, and in the general principles of Public Law.  

25/06/2007 

BCCR

Regulations on the Approval of Changes in the Budget of BCCR, FAB, and CONASIFF (Spanish) 

Mechanisms are laid down to regulate changes in the budget of BCCR and its Fully Autonomous Bodies, pursuant to the Regulations on Changes in the Budget of Public Bodies, and Town Councils.  

12/06/2014 

BCCR

Regulations for Article 59 of the Organic Law of the National Banking System (Spanish) 

Private banks should inform Sugef about the option so they are entitled to take deposits through current accounts, or otherwise create four agencies or branches in the areas indicated by law, and lend 10% of the funds taken in with 30-day maturity dates or less. 

20/09/2000 

Costa Rica

BCCR Autonomous Regulations for Services (Spanish) 

Regulates public and private employment relationshihps between BCCR, including Fully Autonomous Bodies, and its officials and collaborators.  

19/05/2016 

BCCR

General Regulations on the Farming Exchange (Spanish) 

Operation of the Agricultural Exchange is regulated, along with the procedures to trade its goods and securities, and the subjects and entities that may be in any way involved in said tradings. 

13/02/1992 

BCCR

Regulations for Central Directo (Spanish) 

Regulates the organization and operation of Central Directo's web portal, developed by BCCR for monetary and exchange trading.  

21/07/2014 

BCCR

Auditing Committee Regulations (Spanish) 

Guidelines for the organization, operation, and responsibilities of the Auditing Committee are laid down. 

12/12/2011 

BCCR

Regulations of the BCCR Risk Committee (Spanish) 

Regulations of the BCCR Risk Committee 

24/07/2015 

BCCR

Regulation against sexual harassment (Spanish) 

Regulations against sexual harassment in the BCCR are approved 

19/05/2016 

BCCR

Regulations on the Use of Foreign Currency Derivatives (Spanish) 

Applicable to financial intermediaries oversought by SUGEF. It is intended to establish the rules regulating the transactions of such intermediaries with financial derivatives in foreign currency. 

02/07/2003 

BCCR

Regulations on Issuing Commemorative Coins by BCCR (Spanish) 

BCCR on the Issuance of Commemorative Currency  

16/08/2012 

BCCR

Regulations on Graduate Studies for BCCR Staff (Spanish) 

BCCR will have a graduate program of studies for its staff, including specialized schools or institutions, both within and outside the country, provided they meet the standards of excellence and recognition within the country or overseas.  

15/12/2009 

BCCR

Regulations on the Farming Trust Fund (Spanish) 

Operations carried out by State commercial banks are regulated under the Agricultural Exchange. 

03/05/1990 

BCCR

Regulations to Law on Digital Certificates, Digital Signatures and Electronic Documents, No. 8454 (Spanish) 

Implementation of the Law of Certificates, Digital Signatures, and Electronic Documents is regulated.  

24/04/2008 

Costa Rica

Regulations on Fairness, Objectivity and Integrity of BCCR & FABs Staff (Spanish) 

The aim is for BCCR to regulate based on the principles of impartiality, objectivity, confidentiality, and probity that are to be applied to members of its Board of Directors, of the National Council of Financial System Oversight (CONASSIF) as well as in the day-to-day work of the staff of BCCR and its Fully Autonomous Bodies.  

10/10/2007 

BCCR

Regulations on Contigency Instruments for BCCR to Provide Liquidity (Spanish) 

Contingency credit instruments to provide liquidity are put to the avail of those institutions taking part in the National Financial System, thereby allowing them to address any special systemic shortages of liquidity as expressed in a non-estimated demand. 

24/05/2013 

BCCR

Internal Administrative Contracting Regulations (Spanish) 

Issued pursuant to existing provisions in the Administrative Contracting Law and all other related laws.  

02/07/2014 

BCCR

Regulations on the Financial Administration Law of the Republic (Spanish) 

Enforcement of the Law on Financial Administration and Public Budgets is regulated, by developing the principles and procedures to be used by the entities and bodies constituting the Financial Administration System of the Public Sector. 

14/06/2004 

Costa Rica

Regulations on the Development Banking System Law (Spanish) 

It ensures that members, operations, and beneficiaries of the Development Banking System are able to understand their rights, duties, and responsibilities.  

30/04/2009 

Costa Rica

Regulations on Cash Exchange Operations (Spanish) 

Rules regulating cash exchange operartions are laid down, along with the provisions that the agents performing them are bound by, as part of the regular conduct of their businesses so they may profit from their intermediation in the exchange market, pursuant to the provisions in BCCR Organic Law.  

07/12/2015 

BCCR

Regulations on Operations with Exchange Derivatives (Spanish) 

Regulates operations with exchange derivatives done by entities oversought by SUGEF, SUGEVAL & SUPEN, as well as the information about them to be provided to the Central Bank of Costa Rica and to each of those controlling bodies.  

07/12/2015 

BCCR

Regulations on Special Operations to Address the Year 2000 Problem (Spanish) 

Measures to address the Year 2000 problem are intended to contribute to the stability of the financial system. Mechanisms so as to face any unexpected deposit shortages are put to the avail of financial intermediaries. 

26/11/1999 

BCCR

Regulations on the Organization and Operation of BCCR's Internal Auditing (Spanish) 

Administrative and technical regulations are laid down as regards the organization and functioning of BCCR's Internal Auditing Department.  

20/02/2009 

BCCR

Regulations on Internal Organization between the Central Bank and its Fully Autonomous Bodies (Spanish) 

The following are among its main objectives: To regulate administrative services provided by BCCR to Fully Autonomous Bodies; to define instruments to establish criteria on quality, timeliness, and cost-saving, thereby ensuring satisfaction in service delivery.  

28/01/2010 

BCCR

Regulations on Granting Credit to Groups of Economic Interest (Spanish) 

ECONOMIC STAKEHOLDERS (i.e., individuals or juridical persons with shares of capital in banks or non-banking financial firms, or anyone related by kinship or by administrative hierarchy with its Board Members, Managers, Internal Auditors, Representatives with a General or Unlimited Power of Attorney, Partners, or otherwise anyone having relations or common economic interests) are defined pursuant to the criteria under these Regulations. 

29/03/1990 

BCCR

Regulations on Payment of BCCR On-Call Staff (Spanish) 

It is primarily intended to outline and regulate staff availability system, whereby the Institution is ensured to receive the services of academically and technically qualified staff to immediately address any situation affecting back-up information, telecommunications, and electricity services it provides.  

30/04/2009 

BCCR

Regulations on the Use of US$3 Million from Resources Loan USAID-515-W-040 (Spanish) 

It is intended to regulate credit operations with small and handcraft businesses, with US$3 million from loan USAID-515-W-040. 

11/06/1984 

BCCR

Regulations on the Use of US$20 Million from Resources from USAID Aid Agreement Loan 515-K-040 (Spanish) 

Regulates credit operations in colones for an amount equal to US$20,000,000 from Aid Agreement AID N° 515-0186. This loan was specifically obtained by BCCR for this aim.  

06/07/1983 

BCCR

Regulations on the Use of US$20 Million from Resources from USAID Aid Agreement Loan 515-086 (Spanish) 

Regulates credit operations in colones for an amount equal to US$20,000,000 from Aid Agreement AID N° 515-0186. This loan was specifically obtained by BCCR for this aim.  

06/07/1983 

BCCR

Regulations on the Use of Aid Resourcess AID-515-0236, 2A Credit Line (Spanish) 

Regulates credit operations in colones for a total of ¢1,989,000,000.00. Resources from this USAID agreements were donated to BCCR. 

07/03/1989 

BCCR

System of Payment Regulations (Spanish) 

Organization and operation of the National System of Electronic Payments (SINPE) is regulated,under the administration of BCCR, to promote efficiency and the normal operation of Costa Rica's system of payments. 

24/12/2015 

BCCR

Regulations on Procedures to Buy Goods and Services through Petty Cash at BCCR and its FABs (Spanish) 

Petty Cash is the means established for buying nonmajor goods and services through cash advances or reimbursements, pursuant to the provisions in the Administrative Contracting Law and the General Administrative Contracting Regulations.  

11/08/2003 

BCCR

Regulations on the Procedures for Preliminary Investigation and Reporting at BCCR and its FABs (Spanish) 

Establece los procedimientos a seguir por el BCCR para la investigación de situaciones y denuncias de asuntos de 

19/05/2016 

BCCR

Regulations for the use of facilities at the Plaza de la Cultura 

The Foundation for managing the Museos del BCCR shall ensure that the activities authorized in the space of the Plaza de la Cultura comply with the provisions of current regulations. 

10/03/2015 

BCCR

Regulations on the Use of Vehicles Owned by BCCR and its FABs (Spanish) 

Regulates the use of vehicles owned by BCCR and its Fully Autonomous Bodies, as well as everything relating to the transportations of persons, materials, and equipment.  

31/03/1999 

BCCR

Regulations on the Handling of Foreign Exchange by Free Zone System Beneficiaries (Spanish) 

Any acts or agreements in a foreign currency among beneficiares, or those involving their international transactions, as well as any transaction derived thereof, will be exempted from enforcement of the Regulations on Exchange Operations. 

10/10/1997 

BCCR

General Regulations on Credit, Interest Rates and Fees Imposed by BCCR (Spanish) 

Complementary with current rules and regulation on monetary, credit, and financial matters. 

02/08/2002 

BCCR

Monetary Policy Regulations (Spanish) 

Monetary Policy Regulations 

29/05/2015 

BCCR

 

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