The Minister of Agriculture, Limber Cruz, expressed today that he was hopeful that the decision taken by the United States customs office would be revoked since it is one of the most important import products that the country has and the consequences of the measure.
“As Minister of Agriculture, I hope that the measure is rectified since from what I have heard there is no evidence that Central Romana is doing what is alleged in the statement,” Cruz said.
The official, who received several members of the company yesterday after the news, assured that Central Romana has been an example to follow as a company dedicated to the production of cane sugar, like other sugar consortiums.
Consequence of the measure
According to the Minister of Agriculture, the measure could result in the loss of the preferential quota that the country has with the United States, an action that would cause a great loss to the sugar sector.
Given the situation, Cruz maintains the faith that the measure will be revoked and that the market with the North American country will remain open.
It must be remembered that the Central Romana produces around 138,000 tons of sugar per year, which represents more than 60 percent of all local production.