Bean exporters complain about government restrictions

The National Bean Commision of the Association of Manufacturers and Exporters of Nicaragua (APEN) has requested the government of Nicaragua to lift the barriers imposed two weeks ago on the export of beans, which have brought losses to producers.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

According to Félix Miranda, chairman of the committee, the "delay" has caused economic losses because the quality of the product decreases day by day, which reduces the price. It also discourages producers and makes them lose credibility with its customers who look to other suppliers, reported the online edition of La Prensa.

According to Melvin Somarriba, vice president of the commission, there is no reason to curb exports. The crop has registered a record level that allows them to cover the domestic consumption of about 200 million pounds a month for the next five months, and have a similar share to export.

The appropriate minister (Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, MAGFOR) said he was unaware of these barriers on exports.

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