THE Zambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ZACCI) has described government’s decision to sign a statutory instrument to provide for suspension of import duty on mealie meal as a liberal move. But the Zambia Association of Manufacturers (ZAM) has insisted that allowing the importation of mealie meal will have a negative impact on the local producers. In an interview, Wednesday, ZACCI president Dr Chabuka Kawesha said the suspension of import duty was an opportunity for people to venture into the mealie meal market space. “As a chamber, we have been in consultation with government and collaborating with our members to see how best they can play in the maize market space, take advantage of the partial liberalisation that has been…...

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