Libyan authorities are happy to allow imported goods to be re-exported from its market. The revelation was announced last Thursday by the Customs Authority.
The Authority reported that within the framework of its efforts to maintain food security, especially with regard to the availability of basic commodities in the local market, its Director General, Major General Suleiman Ali Salem, met on Thursday at its Tripoli headquarters with the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Economy, the head of the General Union of Chambers of Commerce and a representative of the Central Bank of Libya to discuss the re-export of imported goods.
The declaration comes on the back of reports of shortages of basic commodities coinciding with the shortage of some goods in neighbouring countries such as Tunisia.
The Customs Authority reported that the attendees of the meeting confirmed that re-exports of imported goods will not pose any problems with availability of these goods in the local market.
This was in addition, the Authority added to the Central Bank of Libya ‘‘opening many credits for the supply of these goods’’.
It added that Major General Suleiman stressed the need for suppliers to abide by the controls, laws and conditions regulating this process in a way that guarantees and achieves the public interest.