Need for remission letters for import of drugs causing delays

Dear Editor,

I would like to appraise you on the progress, or lack thereof, regarding the pursuit of remission letters from the GRA by pharmaceutical importers.

After applying 2 weeks ago, our broker is now being told that an official letter from the Government Analyst department is needed before these letters can be granted. This is two weeks after our broker had to literally run between Lamaha and Robb Streets.

Whenever this is accomplished the commissioner would give his assent to the letters. A time-line for this is again anybody’s guess.

I believe this is time for some introspection and to ask what kind of country in this advanced age of computer technology can see it relevant to implement this type of archaic system.

To compound the agony we are now being threatened by the Customs and Trade department- an arm of the GRA- that interest would be levied for entries not perfected by March 1.

These are the same entries that require remission letters for which none have been issued for the last 2 weeks. How can this make sense and is this not simply state arrogance?

Yours faithfully,

(name and address

provided)

Comments

About these comments

The comments section is intended to provide a forum for reasoned and reasonable debate on the newspaper's content and is an extension of the newspaper and what it has become well known for over its history: accuracy, balance and fairness. We reserve the right to edit or delete comments which contain attacks on other users, slander, coarse language and profanity, and gratuitous and incendiary references to race and ethnicity.

Most Read This Week

  1. Overseas-based Guyanese shot and robbed after leaving bank

  2. Ample evidence of probable cause that Bisram had carpenter murdered

  3. Dynamic Airways files for bankruptcy

  4. Three Guyanese miners shot dead at Venezuela camp – Police

  5. Escapee told cops accomplice gave him cash to travel to West Bank – Persaud

  6. Businessman testifies about runaround to report presidential assassination plot to cops

  7. Four High Court judges for swearing in today

  8. GDF intercepts vessel with large amount of suspected cocaine


Recommended For You