White sugar available for sale DEXIA confirms

first_img 31 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Share LocalNews White sugar available for sale DEXIA confirms by: – March 26, 2012 Tweetcenter_img Share Share Photo credit: correspondent32.wordpress.comThe Dominica Export Import Agency (DEXIA) has confirmed that after a short spell of shortage white sugar is available for sale.Manager of the Commercial Department at DEXIA, Norman Dorival explained to Dominica Vibes News that the company usually purchases brown sugar from Guyana while white sugar is sourced outside the region from Guatemala and Columbia.He noted that due to unavailability of brown sugar from Guyana, this depleted their stock of white sugar.“We receive brown sugar from the Guyana Corporation and they could not supply sugar to us due to a short fall; heavy rain falls and strike action. So in the absence of brown sugar, our white sugar stock sold out”.According to Dorival, under the CARICOM protocol, DEXIA must obtain approval from the Guyana Corporation to purchase brown sugar from another source market even during shortage.“Presently under the CARICOM protocol, we are obliged to buy sugar from Guyana. During a period of extended shortage, we would have to get the approval of Guyana Corporation so that the 35% tariff which the Customs charges on products purchased from outside source markets would be removed”.He also informed that the company is expecting a shipment of brown sugar from Guyana to arrive in Dominica hopefully by Thursday this week.Meanwhile, supermarkets can purchase white sugar from DEXIA’s wholesale department. Dominica Vibes Newslast_img

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