‘Duty drop to affect farmers’

Korotari vegetable farmer Ileshni Lata minds her bean plants which were damaged by heavy rain. Picture LUKE RAWALAI

THE decrease in import duty for fresh fruits and vegetables could affect local farmers, says Lautoka Residents and Ratepayers Association president Narend Reddy. While welcoming some aspects of the 2018-2019 National Budget, he said, he was concerned about the reduction in duty on fruits and vegetables from 5 per cent to 0 per cent. “I […]

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