Govt bans packaged salt imports

Government has banned the importation of less than 100 kg of packaged salt in a move aimed at stimulating domestic production and in turn creating employment.

In an interview with BusinessWeek, the Permanent Secretary for Ministry of Trade and Industry, Peggy Serame said that they have imposed restrictions on the import of pre-packed salt through the Control of Goods, Prices and other Charges Act and Trade Act.

“Effective 1st June this year, there will be no importation of salt in quantities of 500grams (g) and 1 kilogram (kg).

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