December 8, 2010

Caricom boycott backlash

T&T manufacturers fear losses...

By by Curtis Rampersad Business Editor
Story Created: Dec 1, 2010 at 12:41 AM ECT
Story Updated: Dec 1, 2010 at 12:41 AM ECT
Local manufacturers have complained their exports in Caricom countries faced product boycotts after Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar's statements on how Trinidad and Tobago would offer assistance following the destruction caused by Hurricane Tomas.
Philippe Agostini, executive chairman of Laventille oils producer CGA Ltd, said yesterday he received complaints from his agent in Jamaica after Persad-Bissessar said Trinidad and Tobago was willing to help Tomas-affected countries like St Lucia and Jamaica but it would have to benefit this country as well.
Agostini was making a point to Trade Minister Stephen Cadiz during a luncheon hosted by the Chamber of Commerce at its Westmoorings offices.

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