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Opposition Calls for Removal of GCT from Eggs

by 5m Editor
27 June 2012, at 9:18am

JAMAICA - Opposition Spokesman for Agriculture JC Hutchinson called on the Government to immediately remove the General Consumption Tax (GCT) on eggs.

According to Jamaica Observer, in a release to the media, Mr Hutchinson argued that eggs are a critical source for protein for children and adults and is a staple for most Jamaicans.

He said that the Government must consider the many poor parents who are suffering from the GCT pinch.

Hutchinson noted that the cost of a dozen eggs has moved, in some instances, from $220 to $360 putting the product out of reach of the average consumer and precipitating what is now amounting to a near collapse of Jamaica’s self-sufficient egg production industry.