Honduras: Sugar Producers want Legal Certainty

The sugar industry has asked the government for transparent policies in order to promote investment in bio-fuel production.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

The issue of expropriations in Bajo Aguán and the slow process of analysis by Congress regarding Decree 18-2008 on delinquent land, are some of the issues concerning investors.

Elheraldo.hn adds, "Members of the Association of Sugar Producers (APAH) state that investments cannot continue without clear rules. Carlos Melara, APAH executive, said that “investors need transparent policies to move forward and continue investing, especially in ethanol and bio-fuel."

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