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Malta Launches A Refund Scheme For Port Charges

Malta launches a refund scheme for port charges

Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects Ian Borg and Minister for the Economy, Investment and Small Businesses Silvio Schembri launched a Refund Scheme for Port Charges between December 2019 and May 2020 – August 14, 2020 Operators, importers, exporters and ship agents are eligible for this scheme applicable to those times when they brought domestic cargo for Malta’s consumption during this period. The Government
allocated €2.08 million for the scheme, while funds will be administered by Transport Malta. Minister Borg said “our ports are essential, both for our daily lives as well as for our economy. The shipping sector has proven its strength and determination when during the difficult months we had, they kept supplying us, our hospitals and essential shops with all we needed. “We are speaking about an industry that generates around 14% of the Gross Domestic Product, while creating thousands of value-added jobs. “It was therefore more than appropriate to ensure that we help this industry to get back on its feet. Government appreciates and acknowledges the value of workers and industries. We will continue talking, listening and working hand in hand towards more growth and progress for the benefit of all.” Minister Schembri said that the scheme will take away a burden from importers while protecting Maltese and Gozitan consumers. Source: The Malta Chamber

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