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Holness says Gov't will not tolerate unfair trade practices

Published:Friday | April 15, 2016 | 4:22 AM
Prime Minister Andrew Holness, last night, said the Government would be assertive in ensuring the rights of Jamaican businesses.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness last night served notice that his administration would not tolerate unfair trade practices in the regional and global market place.

However, he did not provide any details on the methodology for countering such practices against Jamaican businesses.

He, however, said the Government would be assertive in ensuring the rights of Jamaican businesses.

 

Prime Minister Holness did not make specific reference to any incident or name any of Jamaica’s trading partners.

However, his comments come against the backdrop of sustained debate about the treatment of Jamaican products within the regional trading bloc.

They also follow a call from president of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica William Mahfood for a boycott of goods from Trinidad and Tobago in the wake of allegations of unfair treatment of Jamaicans trying to visit the twin island republic.

Holness was speaking at the opening ceremony of Expo Jamaica at the National Arena, where he reinforced the Government’s intention to appoint ambassadors responsible for stimulating economic relationships in new markets.

 

Prime Minister Andrew Holness