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DR, Jamaica in standoff over cement shipment

DR, Jamaica in standoff over cement shipment

A Dominican consumer protection agency says it will not allow a shipment of Jamaican cement valued at $250,000 to be unloaded because it lacks certification to guarantee its quality.
The Monday announcement comes two days after the Jamaican government gave the Dominican Republic a 48-hour deadline to release the shipment of cement from the Kingston-based Carib Cement Company, which has been held by Dominican officials since last month.
Jamaican Industry Minister Karl Samuda insists that the delay unloading the shipment in the Dominican Republic has unfairly resulted in $50,000 in losses for the Jamaican company.
But the Dominican Republic announced Monday that laboratory tests are needed to determine the quality of the cement.


Updated : 2021-01-16 05:39 GMT+08:00