Business owners are being warned not to offer goods or services that are not reflected on their respective trade licenses.
In a media release this month, Director of Trade Karia Christopher said failure to comply “will result in immediate penalties for the business”.
She did not specify what penalties would be levied.
The Trade Director issued the warning while announcing that her department is commencing scheduled trade inspections on the sister islands.
Trade inspectors will be deployed to each of the sister islands on designated days.
Christopher said inspectors will ‘mobilise’ every first Tuesday at the Sister Islands District Office on Jost Van Dyke, every Thursday at the Virgin Gorda Administration Complex, and every last Friday at the District Office on Anegada.
The move is in an effort to develop a ‘continued presence’ on the sister islands, Christopher explained.
“The department continues to be very supportive of the small business community and entrepreneurs; especially the ones residing and conducting business and/or businesses on our sister islands. As such, we are re-committing ourselves to the efficiency and efficacy of our operations to make the recovery process easier,” she said.
The Trade Department said persons interested in scheduling inspections should do so ‘ahead of time’ by contacting 284-468-2008.
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