The Ministry of Commerce is asking the public if changes should be made to The Sunday Trading Law, in response to the changing social and economic environment.

Commerce Minister Wayne Panton said the public consultation is in line with other Government proposals that are intended to encourage economic activity, provide support for local commerce, and positively impact employment opportunities.

He also said that during the 2014/15 Budget Debate, the Premier, the Hon. Alden McLaughlin, outlined a number of considerations in relation to potential changes to the law, including the competitiveness of local retailers; consumer flexibility and choice; religious beliefs; and family life in the Cayman Islands.

'We want to understand the views of the general public and all key stakeholders, so that Government has a guide for developing appropriate policy on the issue', Minister Panton said.

The period of public consultation will end on Tuesday, 30 September. Instructions on how to provide feedback are included in a short consultation paper, which is available here or at the Department of Commerce and Investment's Trade and Business Counter, located in General Registry on the first floor of the Government Administration Building.

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