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GRA institutes charges against Ramps Logistics over false declarations

Shaun Rampersad, the Head of the Trinidadian-owned Ramps Logistics (Photo: Carla Bridglal/Trinidad Newsday)

The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) on Wednesday filed 10 charges in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court against Ramps Logistics (Guyana) Inc. over false declarations.

In a statement, GRA said that its Law Enforcement and Investigations Division carried out an investigation and among other things, it was determined that during the period of 2021 to 2022, Ramps Logistics made several untrue declarations.

Ramps Logistics, a company which has Trinidadian shares, took the spotlight a few months ago, after it was denied a local content certificate.

After publicising its application’s denial, the Local Content Secretariat (LCS) revealed that the information submitted was insufficient for a proper compliance evaluation to be done by the Secretariat in accordance with the requirements of the Act.

It was also disclosed that the company was fined $20 million for breach of GRA’s customs regulations. The company, which has been providing freight forwarding and supply chain management services here since 2013, resubmitted its application.

Last week, Ramps moved to the High Court seeking a judicial review against the Local Content Secretariat over its application for certification.

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