JMA to support cement imports

JMA to support cement imports
29 May 2009

The Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association (JMA) is expected to tell Prime Minister Bruce Golding it supports the import of cement into the country, a decision that could cause conflict with its member Caribbean Cement Company Limited (CCC), paper the Jamaica gleaner reported.

In a closed door meeting last week, the JMA board decided to support a one-year extension on the common external tariff waiver that would allow importers of the commodity to compete with monopoly producer CCC.

Additionally, JMA president Omar Azan plans to establish a working group to recommend a more permanent resolution to the ongoing issue in the local cement market, the report said.
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