Guyana’s Ministry of Foreign Trade and International Co-operation on Friday refuted claims made in a Kaieteur News article on October 23 that the Government of Trinidad and Tobago had imposed a licence requirement for rice imports from Guyana.
According to the release, “The Ministry of Foreign Trade and International Co-operation has contacted the Ministry of Trade in Trinidad and Tobago on this matter and was informed that the Trinidad Ministry had no knowledge of this development.”
Moreover, the Trinidad Ministry of Trade has since assured Guyana that no import licences are required for rice imports from Guyana.
Guyana’s Foreign Ministry has since communicated this information to the Guyana Stockfeed Limited, from whom the initial complaint emanated, and the Guyana Rice Development Board, the release added.
In the meantime, the ministry has requested any specific information on this matter so that it can be pursued.