Procedures delay entrance of Nicaraguan beef to Venezuela

The increase in red tape at Venezuelan customs cause the meat market some $1.8 million in lost sales.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

LA reports on its website: "Jose Daniel Nuñez, general manager of the Nuevo Carnic slaughterhouse, explained last night to LA PRENSA, that three weeks ago they started having problems getting out their containers of meat from Customs, sometimes the process takes 20 to 25 days, when previously it only took 1 to 5.

In three weeks, according to Nunez, in stead of sending 24 containers of meat to Venezuela, they have only sent two."

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The Ministry for Agriculture and Lumber announced the exporting plans, after a visit by Russian specialists.

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