Miftah says import ban does not extend to industrial raw material

Published date30 May 2022
Publication titleRegional Times

Finance Minister Miftah Ismail on Sunday stated that the government has not issued a ban on any industrial raw material; the ban only extends to luxury and non-essential goods.

The finance minister took to his official Twitter account to clarify claims made by a citizen that the import bans include raw materials used to make sanitary pads.

'One of the two companies producing these pads (that account for 84% of sanitary napkins produced locally) has warned they may eventually have to shut down without the raw materials needed to make the pads,' wrote the social media user.

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