Illegal entry of corn, sugar and meat causes millions of dollars in damages

The Chamber of Industry, Commerce and Services (Cainco) reports that the country loses $35 million annually through meat smuggling, $70 million through illegal sugar trade and $61 million through the illicit import of wheat flour. To these must be added the 408 million Bolivianos ($58 million) reported as damaged by the Corn and Sorghum Producers Association (Promasor) due to grain smuggling into the country.

CAO denounces that smuggling generates losses of $400 million to the industry

At such a hard time caused by the economic crisis caused by the pandemic, the Eastern Chamber of Agriculture (CAO) and its affiliated institutions demand immediate attention from the different levels of government to stop this unfair competition caused by smuggling and that generates the loss of approximately $ 400 million for this sector.