APA-Abidjan (Ivory Coast)
Examination of the load of 18,000 tons of rice discharged original Burmese in the port of Abidjan 11 to 18 March 2019 on the ship Ocean Princess from Asia through the ports of Conakry and Lome identified "quality anomalies," said Ivorian Minister of Trade, Industry and promotion of small and medium-sized businesses, Souleymane Diarrassouba.
"The test results of rice samples carried out by an accredited and certified laboratory for the conservation of the goods inspection program in Côte d & # 39; Ivoire (VOC), in accordance with the standards of the Ivorian" wrote the minister in a statement of which APA obtained a copy Saturday.
Thus, in accordance with Article 17 of the Law of 15 June 2016 on combating fraud and falsification in the sale of goods or services, "he continued before the actual seizure and sealing 18, 000 tons of Burmese rice and start the process of destruction," adds Diarrassouba.
This is a significant amount of rice refers to the economic operator of Guinea, according to several sources familiar with the matter.
The Ivorian government has implemented since February 15, 2019, matching the monitor to protect the interests of consumers, it is worth recalling.
LS / APA