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Commission (Unfair Trade Practices) is taking the steps to determine alleged unfair competition against Dominican cheese and rum producers

Santo Domingo.- The Regulatory Commission on Unfair Trade Practices and Safeguard Measures is taking the steps to determine alleged unfair competition against Dominican cheese and rum producers.

The Commission said in the case of rum, local companies have asked it to take over the case and note that they can not yet say whether the U.S. is subsidizing its producers, and have launched an investigation.

Commissioners Ivan Ernesto Gaton, Alejandro Arredondo, Milagros Puello, Fantino Polanco and executive director Belkis Yermenos said since they took over the case, it now goes to the World Trade Organization (WTO).

They stressed that though the probe could cost as much as RD$5.0 million, it’s a necessary investment to protect Dominican rum exports to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

They said they have the Foreign Ministry’s support to deal with U.S. authorities, and stressed that it’s a case that must be conducted with due process.

As to cheese, the Commission said it’s the Dominican Agribusiness Boar’s (JAD) belief that there are also unfair practices which harm the local dairy industry, and was asked to submit that case.

Source: DT

Category: DR News |

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Last updated December 10, 2016 at 11:35 PM
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