Apply same rule to everyone

Re: Editorial on customs duty issue  

I was wondering why the Minister couldn’t disclose the companies and how often they use this route? 

Because that will tell us if they are cash strapped and not some multi million dollar warehouse. 

I understand when the Minister says it was only two companies who have used the service and who might otherwise close if they don’t help (putting jobs at risk) but what does that mean? 

That every time there is the threat of closing the government bails them out by 50 percent and chase up the rest? More work for government and who’s to know if it’s been paid. These taxes on average citizens are a lot and no one is bailing them out, oh no siree! 

If companies are paying it back after 30 days then sweet but apply this special rule to everyone, not have a second wave of rules for the real cash strapped people of Samoa.


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