Government minister Alvin Da Breo who is responsible for trade has responded to claims that the Caribbean agro industries’ agreement with government is illegal under the revised treaty of Chaguaramas.
Former senator of agriculture Keith Clouden in an exclusive with GBN recently made the allegation.
Minister for Trade Alvin Da Breo says he cannot speak from a legal perspective on claims that the Caribbean Agro Industries’ agreement with government is illegal.
However, Minister Da Breo responding to former Senator Keith Clouden who challenged the Caribbean Agro Industries agreement with government is supporting Clouden’s suggestion to bring the matter before the Caribbean Court of Justice.
Clouden on Monday had encouraged the poultry association or an individual farmer to challenge the Caribbean Agro Industries’ agreement under the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas to the CCJ.
Government had expressed its concerns last week about Caribbean Agro Industries’ decision to increase prices during the Coivd-19 pandemic.
A cabinet sub-committee in collaboration with the Ministry of Trade is expected to meet this week with Caribbean Agro Industries to deal with the issue.
President of Grenada Association of Poultry Producers Jason Phillip tells GBN that they would like the issue to be handled with a level of urgency.
He says the issue will have major implications for the new farms coming on stream, large and small poultry farmers as well as the local market as Grenada slowly move towards a level of normalcy.