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Exports of food products via the south: no authorization has been granted

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Customs has stated that the Government has not granted any export authorization for large-scale subsidized food products via the southern border posts, a statement from the Directorate General of Customs, of which APS received a copy, said. .

Following the request for intervention by members of the council of the Nation concerning the immediate cessation of authorized export operations of food products of large consumption via the border posts of the south, « the administration of the customs affirms that the government currently has not granted any export authorization for these goods, « the statement said.

« The customs administration, in accordance with the law and the instructions of the highest authorities of the country, is committed to fighting against all forms of smuggling to protect the national economy, » the source added.

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Five members of the Southern Region’s National Council sent a letter to Lieutenant General Ahmed Gaïd Salah, Deputy Minister of National Defense, calling for an intervention to ban the export of these products through border crossings. .

« What happens at the Bordj Badji Mokhtar, Timiaouine and In Guezzam border posts is dangerous because it is a gangrene of the national economy, » they said, adding that the export of subsidized consumer goods by the State, authorized or unauthorized, is eating away at the national economy.

The correspondence bears the signatures of Senators Khafi Akhmadou of Tamanrasset wilaya, Djedae Abdelkader (Ouargla), Benmebarak Salem (Adrar) as well as Boudjemaa Zeffane and Tahar Ghazil (Tamanrasset).

The government led by Abdelmadjid Tebboune, in 2017, discussed this issue and set up a cross-sectoral commission whose mission was to draw up a comprehensive report on the implementation rate of the regulations governing the export operations of goods produced with subsidized raw materials.