Operators strike against bottled water tax in Fiji

FIJI – One of the world’s major exporters of bottled water, FIJI Water shut down its plant in protest of what they believe is an illegal 20 cent per liter tax, the Fiji Daily Post reports. The company announced that it has neither sold nor exported any water since July 1.

A statement issued by FIJI predicts that the country will lose FJ$3 million in weekly export revenue. That is almost $2 million USD. While the statement expressed FIJI’s willingness to work with the government, the company has filed a lawsuit to repeal the tax.

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Source: Fiji Daily Post

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