Bottler sugar duty suspended

HARARE - Government has suspended duty on bottler grade sugar  for six months, according to the latest Government Gazette.

Statutory instrument 65 of 2014 states that Patrick Chinamasa, the Finance minister, has suspended duty on bottler grade sugar until June.

“With effect from 1st January 2014 to 30th June 2014 duty is suspended on bottle grade sugar imported by approved importers,” reads the notice.

Schweppes Zimbabwe Limited will be allowed to import a maximum of 2 000 metric tonnes (MT) of bottler grade sugar a month, while Delta Beverages will import not more than 1 200MT a month.

Mutare Bottling Company will be allowed to import a maximum of 180MT of bottler grade sugar a month.

Comments (5)

What type of journalism is this? Not even an explanation of what it is and what it is used for.

BJ - 7 April 2014

It's sugar for making soft drinks e.g. Mazoe, Coke, Fanta etc. As the article points out it's bottler grade meaning a higher quality sugar than what you put in you tea. The high quality is important so that the colours and flavours are not distorted. Currently local manufacturers are struggling to produce enough sugar let alone high quality sugar.

chemist - 7 April 2014

Thanks for the explanation Mr Chemist, the journalist was supposed to do this.Lloyd Mbiba jack up.

Roland Ncube - 7 April 2014

Shoddy work indeed! Even the Editor must have been asleep.

Turbo P - 7 April 2014

maybe he assumed everyone has common sense!

frank delano - 7 April 2014

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