Honduras Cuts Nicaraguan Cheese Imports in 40%

Government officials, breeders and industry representatives agreed to reduce dry cheese imports to protect the dairy sector.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The measure is a result of growing complaints from local producers, who argue constant losses in their businesses.

"The Commerce and Industry Secretary, known as SIC, committed to achieving a ministry decree forcing supermarkets to separate dairy products by origin, thus protecting national production", reported El Heraldo.



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