Consumer Council to work with FRCS and FCCC to ensure consumers reap the benefits of the reduction of duties and taxes

Consumer Council to work with FRCS and FCCC to ensure consumers reap the benefits of the reduction of duties and taxes

By Faria Begum Ali
Saturday 18/07/2020
Consumer Council of Fiji CEO Seema Shandil

Consumer Council of Fiji CEO Seema Shandil says they will be working with all relevant stakeholders including the Fiji Revenue and Customs Service and the Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission to ensure that the consumers benefit from the reduction in the duties and taxes on various items.

Shandil says the reduction of duties and taxes for over 1,600 goods will greatly benefit all consumers.

She has also welcomed the subsidies provided on EFL and Water Authority bills.

She says the 2020/2021 National Budget is aimed at building a productive, a more sustained and inclusive economy.

Shandil has encouraged all consumers to make good use of the initiatives announced in the 2020/2021 National Budget.

Meanwhile, the Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has said that those people who genuinely cannot afford to pay their water bills would have payments deferred rather than be disconnected until the 31st of March next year.

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