1 Dec 2010

US firm reopens Fiji water plant

10:30 am on 1 December 2010

American-owned company Fiji Water says it will reopen its plant on Wednesday - less than 48 hours after it closed down the plant over a tax dispute.

The company says the decision follows discussions with interim government officials.

It also says it has agreed to comply with a newly imposed tax increase on exported bottled water.

In last week's budget the regime raised the levy from a third of a cent per litre to 15 cents a litre.

Fiji Water responded by shutting its doors and laying off 400 workers.