Green says removal of GCT on the importation of some animals is to improve country’s breeding stock

The removal of the General Consumption Tax (GCT) on the importation of some animals, is aimed at improving the country’s breeding stock.

Agriculture Minister Floyd Green says this will ultimately benefit small ruminant farmers.

He gave the explanation as he responded to concerns over government’s decision to remove the GCT on the importation of horses.

Those against the move say horses are luxury items and that those who can afford to purchase them, are able to afford the GCT.

Mr Green explained that the horses represent only a minuscule aspect of the government’s policy direction, adding that the focus is to improve the genetics of the country’s goats, sheep and pig stock for breeding purposes.

This move he said will in turn, save the country millions of dollars.


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