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As we are about to send this report we get word that Parliament has passed the Styrofoam and Plastics (Prohibition) Act.
The Act will take effect on August 1, 2019, with a ban on the importation of All Styrofoam® and selected single-use plastic food service containers. Therefore, any Styrofoam® and selected plastic food service containers arriving in Saint Lucia after July 31, 2019, will not be released by the Department of Customs and Excise. The act provides further details on the items that will be restricted as of August 1, 2019 and August 1, 2020, with a twelve -month phase-out period for phase 1 and 2 respectively. The Styrofoam and Plastics (Prohibition) Act will soon be in the gazette and available for the public perusal.
All importers are encouraged to declare their stock of Styrofoam and single-use plastics to the Department of Sustainable Development, as of August 1, 2019.
In the meantime here are this week’s headlines.
A reminder that we are still accepting applications for the position of Sales Executive for All Biz Ltd, parent company of Calabash TV and the Caribbean Business Report. See details in today’s CBR. The deadline is two weeks away.
In the meantime do have a productive week.