Grain millers urge Govt to ban flour, maize meal imports

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In its written submission to Treasury ahead of the tabling of the National Budget, the Grain Millers’ Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) has called on the Finance ministry to ban the importation of wheat flour, maize grits and maize meal in the 2017 National Budget statement expected early next month.

This follows claims by the association that it had witnessed a drastic 1 000% reduction in the number of milling companies in the last decade due to the cheap imports flooding the local market. GMAZ believes the move to add the products to the banned list of imports under Statutory Instrument 64 of 2016 would revive the ailing milling industry.

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