The Down Town Owners and Merchants Association has reported an improvement in the service provided by the Customs and Excise Division at the nation’s ports of entry today as compared to Thursday.
Earlier this week the Public Services Association called on workers of the Customs and Excise Division and Board of Inland Revenue to rest on Thursday and Friday following concerns surrounding the proposed Trinidad and Tobago Revenue Authority.
This week the Finance Ministry said it has arranged to meet with the PSA President, Watson Duke, on Monday to discuss matters pertaining to the TTRA.
In a News Power Now interview this afternoon, DOMA President, Gregory Aboud, said from feedback he has received, the service at Customs Division in Port of Spain is operating with limited staff and there is some movement of container cargo at the Port at Port of Spain and Point Lisas.
Mr. Aboud said DOMA is hoping that this situation does not reoccur as it has interfered to some extent with the normal flow of trade activity.
Meanwhile, in a News Power Now interview PSA President, Watson Duke, gave his assessment on the situation.