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Still no duty-free ease, say hotels


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Still no duty-free ease, say hotels

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THE BARBADOS HOTEL AND TOURISM ASSOCIATION (BHTA) says its members are still not getting full access to duty-free concessions despite the talk from Government officials.

In a statement yesterday from the BHTA, the body said there were two aspects to the Tourism Development Act (TDA) – the duty-free importation of food and beverage items and the importation of duty-free items listed on the amended Schedule 2 of the act.

With respect to duty-free food and beverage items, the BHTA said it was working with the authorities to ensure that the requirements and regulations to operate this duty-free regime could be met and run smoothly. 

“It was agreed that for a short period of one month that the system would start with only accessing alcohol, wines and protein items like meat and imported fish. (GE/PR)

Please read the full story in today’s Sunday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.

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