Ramps Logistics (Guyana), who is currently facing 10 charges for allegedly making false declarations, has denied the claims.
Yesterday, the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) said it filed 10 charges in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court against Ramps over false declarations.
GRA noted that its Law Enforcement and Investigations Division carried out an investigation. Among other things, it was determined that between 2021 to 2022, Ramps Logistics made several untrue declarations.
But according to Ramps, the charges came five days after it filed an application for judicial review against the Local Content Secretariat (LCS).
“While these charges will be reviewed and responded to by our lawyers through the court system […]. Every declaration filed by the GRA is in respect to Duty-Free importations. There are no taxes or duties applicable on the imports, and so there is no loss of Revenue to the GRA,” Ramps said.
To this end, the company said it respects the laws of every country it operates in.
“We will continue to operate with the highest levels of integrity. We continue to be committed to Guyana and hope for a fair and speedy resolution of this situation.”
Ramps Logistics, a company with Trinidadian shares, took the spotlight a few months ago after being 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.