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16/08/2017

Guyana to export rice to Cuba starting in September

The Cuban rice market has now been made available to Guyana after a series of negotiations over the past months. As a result, the first shipment of rice to Cuba is expected to be exported during the latter part of September.

Farmers in Auchlyne, Guyana

General Manager of the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB), Allison Peters told the Department of Public Information (DPI) that this is just one of the new export markets which adds to the list of Guyana’s growing export markets.

“There is also a shipment off to Cuba and we are going to start that in the third week of September,” Peters explained. She added that, “We started sending paddy to Panama this year … in early July.”

The disclosure comes after Guyana had recently commenced exports of paddy to Mexico. A US$17.7 million (GYD$3.8 billion) worth of paddy is to be exported to Mexico. “Well so far to Mexico more than one shipment has been sent, I think three shipments have been sent so far totaling over 35,000 tonnes and more shipments are expected to go,” Peters stated.

This article is incomplete. Click here to read the full text from its original source, Guyana Department of Public Information
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