Government in Honduras forgives $34.5 million coffee sector debt

The government forgave the debt on the condition that the organizations transfer that money into a trust.

Friday, October 3, 2008

In other words, producers or exporters that acquired loans will still have to pay them to the organizations with which they are affiliated and these, in turn, will transfer the funds into a trust.
Article two of the decree imposes a one dollar retention per quintal produced by all the producers who will pay the debt to the organizations.

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