Colm Imbert

‘We seek clarification’: Finance Minister Colm Imbert, left, is congratulated by his Cabinet colleagues, Planning Minister Camille Robinson-Regis and Minister in the Office of the Attorney General Fitzgerald Hinds, after the presentation of the 2020 budget in Parliament on Monday.

—Photo: Jermaine Cruickshank 

AMCHAM, the American Chamber of Commerce Trinidad and Tobago, has expressed unease over Finance Minister Colm Imbert’s announcement on Monday that Government is increasing expenditure and again planning a fiscal deficit in 2020.

In a release following Imbert’s 2020 national budget presentation, AMCHAM also noted new tax incentives for agriculture but was uncertain as to whether measures in this budget were enough to stimulate the industry.

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