Trinidad and Tobago is moving to head off a trade dispute with Barbados.
And the twin-island state is apologising for the actions of its food safety agency in blocking the entry of Barbadian milk and juices and saying it was working to resolve the issue.
Trade Minister Stephen Cadiz told the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC) he was sorry about the actions of the country’s food safety agency, the Food and Drugs Division in the Ministry of Health, in refusing the entry of juices and milk products from the Pine Hill Dairy.
“We are working to get it corrected. I do sincerely apologise for . . . what has happened here. But this is not the only one that we have dealt with since coming into office. There have been a number of issues regarding that same . . . Food and Drugs Division that have created problems for us,” he said. (CMC/GE/MM)
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