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Jamaica – State to become sole importer of refined sugar [Registered]

Jamaican government recently announced that that the Sugar Industry Authority (SIA) is to be Jamaica’s sole importer of refined sugar to check the loopholes in the existing system. While the All-Island Jamaica Cane Farmers’ Association is urging the Government not to reverse its decision, the Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association (JMA) is urging a rethink. Jamaica does not produce refined sugar. Under current policy, the industrial users are allowed to import it duty-free. But under the new proposal, SIA will source the product and distribute it locally. The charge against industrial users The Ministry of Agriculture has charged that manufacturers have been…

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