16 Jul 2015

Tonga drops import levies on fruit and vegetables

8:30 pm on 16 July 2015

Tonga's government has voted to remove duty fees on fruit and vegetables imported from overseas.

The revenue minister, Tevita Lavemaau, says the move is to encourage people to eat healthy food.

He told Radio Tonga the government has also decided to raise the fees for tobacco and alcohol products.