Commerce Bans Good Burry HALAL Luncheon Meat…Gives Tax Clearance Certificates Liberian Businesses

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has placed a ban on the importation and sale of the ‘Good-Burry HALAL Luncheon meat’.   The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has therefore placed ban on the importation and sale of a new luncheon meat on the local market that is being imported by the Era Supermarket located on 16th Street, Sinkor.

According to the Ministry, this decision is based on a communication from Ambassador Francis Tuan Karpeh, Ambassador accredited to Brussels, and addressed to Commerce Minister Axel M Addy.

The product which originates from the Netherlands has a poor traceability records, and contravenes Regulation (EC) number l78/2002 laying down the general principles and requirements of food law, the Commerce Ministry said.

The tins or cans containing said items were reportedly banned by European External Action Service based in Europe and described the beef as unfit for human consumption.

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry which is charged with the statutory responsibility to regulate commercial activities in the country is therefore calling on the consuming public not to purchase the “GoodBurry HALAL” Luncheon meat.

The Ministry said it is also advisable to contact the Ministry of Commerce and Industry or call the number and report the sale of this unwholesome product on the Liberian market: The number is 0880-702-865.

Meanwhile the Ministry of Commerce in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance awarded Tax Clearance Certificates to a number of Liberian businesses totaling 28.

Commerce Minister Axel Addy in awarding the certificates noted that it will enable the recipients to bid for any Government of Liberia contracts while paying their regular taxes on time.

Minister Addy also disclosed that the Ministry is preparing a Liberian Business directory to help national, international companies and non-governmental organizations properly do business with these Liberian businesses.