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Falklands in short supply of fresh produce, because of changes in Chilean Customs procedures

Friday, October 21st 2016 - 14:20 UTC
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Falkland Islanders has been warned that fresh produce may be in short supply for some time to come due to changes in the Chilean Customs' procedures. Stanley Growers owner Tim Miller said that a large order for fruit and vegetables was not shipped from Santiago last week, as Customs officials at Punta Arenas insisted for the first time that LATAM airline provide them, in advance, with exact weight and contents of the cargo. Read full article

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  • Troy Tempest

    Did Customs officials at Punta Arenas hire somebody's Argentine nephew?

    Oct 21st, 2016 - 11:26 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • downunder

    It would seem so.

    Oct 22nd, 2016 - 01:18 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Islander1

    Apparentlynew person at Punta Arenas Customs insisting by the book - airfreight export shipments arrive at airport of export in one load on one paper.Fine if you are big airport with airfreighters etc coming in-Punta is small regional airport served only by small twin passenger jets! Thus freight coming down from supplier in Santiago has to be ferried down a few hundred kg a time as and where Latam can fit it on their internal flights- all added up and put on one export shipping bill- this was done in advance on old system by Santiago Customs for years and info passed to Punta prior to the flight to Falklands so they could finalize export documents. It did work- now it wont by the look of it.

    Oct 22nd, 2016 - 01:35 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Kanye

    Mr Islander

    How much is the “Administration Fee” to amend the procedure?

    Oct 22nd, 2016 - 09:23 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • arglands

    What else is new? There has always been a shortage of fruit and eggs on occasions. By the time the cruise ships and the pissheads at MPA get the best stuff, the Islanders are left with inferior and ridiculously overpriced items and out of date products.

    Oct 28th, 2016 - 04:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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