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Airport security tax suspended as of Sept. 19th 2013

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Airport security tax suspended as of Sept. 19th 2013

I am glad to inform that after a lot of lobbying from the different local associations of tour operators and travel agents , the airport security tax has been suspended as of today. The announcement in french is below:

N°108-PRT/SGP/COM.13

COMMUNIQUE DE PRESSE

Conseil des Ministres - Mercredi 18 Septembre 2013

Palais d’Etat d’Ambohitsorohitra

Un Conseil des Ministres s’est tenu ce Mercredi 18 Septembre 2013 à partir de 15h au Palais d’Etat d’Ambohitsorohitra.

I°- Communications

Au titre du Ministère des Transports

Une Communication a été faite, relative au contrat BOT avec la Société CSPI sur la redevance de sûreté aéroportuaire.

Il a été constaté que la perception directe, auprès des passagers, de cette redevance constitue, sans conteste, une entorse à la pratique moderne, d’autant plus que certains agents, nationaux comme étrangers, de CSPI ont perpétré des comportements désobligeants à l’encontre des passagers.

En tout cas, comme l’édicte le principe d’un contrat BOT, toutes les infrastructures et les matériels nécessaires doivent d’abord être installés avant que l’on procède au prélèvement d’une quelconque redevance.

De ce fait, le Conseil a décidé de suspendre cette perception de la redevance de sûreté aéroportuaire auprès des passagers au niveau des huit aéroports internationaux de Madagascar.

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1. Re: Airport security tax suspended as of Sept. 19th 2013

The situation is difficult and confusing : The government has decided to suspend the fee but the subcontractor CSPI (french service provider) that handles the collection refuses to apply the decision.

Meanwhile, negotiations on the refund process for passengers are underway. Wait and See.

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