Fiji places special emphasis on border agencies
23 March, 2020, 9:52 am
FIJI is placing special emphasis on border agencies such as Biosecurity Authority of Fiji, Fiji Revenue and Customs Services and Ministry of Health and Medical Services to exercise efficiency and duty of care to stakeholders.
This was confirmed at a Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism-led consultation with shipping, and supporting fuel and logistics companies, with the Fijian Competition and Commerce Commission.
Discussions focused around ascertaining the extent of impact to the Fijian economy and possible response measures.
The Ministry will continue its efforts in ensuring key stakeholders are consulted and supported in our collective efforts, ensuring supply and trading chains remain unaffected.
Fiji’s shipping industry has given assurance of minimal to no disruption to supply chain.
According to a Government statement the impact on businesses operating in China, and the resumption of Chinese factory operations, has been less of a challenge than anticipated during the first two months of 2020.
Fuel supply as it stands remains sufficient as companies have 2-3 months’ worth of product supply, with more likely to come in soon.
Therefore, it is unlikely that supplies of essential services will be disrupted.