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GCT on eggs to be removed
2012-06-21 12:20:22 | with audio | (0 Comments)
Monique Grange, Assistant News Centre
The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre
Minister of Agriculture Roger Clarke says the government plans to remove the General Consumption Tax on hatching eggs and pullets eggs.
During his contribution to the sectoral debate yesterday, opposition spokesman on agriculture J.C Hutchinson called for the finance minister to remove the tax, which was announced during the budget presentation last month.
Hutchinson noted that there has been a decline in consumption of eggs since the tax was imposed.
Clarke said he has been in discussions with the finance minister Dr. Peter Phillips regarding the removal of the tax.
He said Dr. Phillips has assured him that the tax will be withdrawn.
However, he said the GCT on table eggs will remain.
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Minister of Agriculture Roger Clarke.
Source: The Gleaner/Power 106 News
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