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Customs squeeze

ANTOINETTE CONNELL, [email protected]

Customs squeeze

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THE PINCH of the customs slowdown is beginning to be felt.

At least one frustrated manufacturer is saying he will have to lay off workers since he has been unable to get components out of the Bridgetown Port.

And one of the country’s largest haulers of groceries and dry goods said that instead of clearing 45 to 50 containers daily, they are down to 15 or less since the work-to-rule began a week ago.

Both Jim Reid, of the four-year-old Caribbean LED Lighting, exporter to 14 countries including the United States, and Dave Hinds of Hinds Transport, which moves just about any item on a mass scale, want the matter dealt with urgently.

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