Government seeks to remove sugar tariffs to counteract its price increase

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To lower the cost of sugar, the Executive Branch submitted a bill to provisionally remove the tariffs paid for the importation of sugar and thus “respond to the increase in the prices of this product” after the storm Fiona, which hit the country in September 2022.

The zero rate for sugar would be established for a provisional period of three months. The measure, proposed in a bill, argues that sugar is a good that makes up the family basket and is used directly in producing other products, so “urgently” a reduction in its cost.


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