‘There Will Be Consequences’ – Pres. Ali Warns Countries Maintaining Trade Barriers



Vishani Ragobeer | News Room

Days after he rapped Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states for their lacklustre attempts to remove intra-regional trade barriers, President Dr. Irfaan Ali has warned that there will be consequences for countries that maintain these barriers.

The President issued this warning as part of his lengthy address at the Guyana Manufacturing & Services Association (GMSA)’s Annual Presentation of Awards ceremony on Friday night at the Ramada Hotel on the East Bank of Demerara.

Local businesses continue to lament the trade challenges that exist when they attempt to export goods. These include non-tariff barriers such as quotas, embargoes, sanctions and levies and affects some exports to CARICOM markets.

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