Guatemala: Royalties According to Type of Mine

The miners of construction aggregates oppose the increase of 1% to 10% on mining royalties and propose that the tax should be proportional to the volume and type of material extracted.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

The Mining Association of Guatemala (AMG) wants royalties to remain at 10% for gold and silver, while for limestone, sand, plaster and other building materials for them to be reduced to 3%, negotiable.

Belinda Sagastume, AMG secretary, told that "... We want to organize all national extractors. Seeing as payment of royalties is 10% higher than businesses can afford to pay. " 3% is the percentage that the sector would be willing to pay in royalties.

At Present "... The extraction of construction materials incurs a payment of 1% for royalties.

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