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LA-based Fiji Water reopens plant in Fiji

December 1, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
In a suprising turn of events, a Los Angeles-based water company says it is not closing its doors in Fiji after all.Fiji Water reopened its operations in Fiji on Wednesday, just two days after closing its bottling facility there.

The company said after meeting with Fiji's leaders, it has agreed to a large tax hike imposed by the military-led government.

The company had said it would close operations in Fiji after the Fiji government said it was raising the tax applicable to Fiji Water to 15 cents a liter from one third of a cent.

About 400 workers would have lost their jobs if the plant closed.


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