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  • Jamaica Bans All Exports of Scrap Metal

    Posted on July 27th, 2011 admin No comments

    Jamaica’s Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce has announced the ban on the export of all scrap metal. Industry Minister, Christopher Tufton says the decision to ban all exports of scrap metal was due to rampant theft of scrap metal that has plagued the country for the past three years, as well as the failure of the industry to implement measures to curb metal theft. He estimates that scrap metal theft has cost the government and the private sector more than $1 billion in the past three years, while the scrap metal industry only generates $20 million in revenue per year

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    Jamaica Bans All Exports of Scrap Metal