Dom. Rep. close to poultry deal with Venezuela to offset Haiti ban
Santo Domingo.- The government is close to striking a deal to sell chickens and as many as eight million eggs per week to Venezuela, a source quoted by elnacional.com.do said Thursday. “It’s about seeking new market niches for poultry so Dominicans producers don’t incur losses and not rely on a vulnerable market such as Haiti.”
“In addition to Venezuela, we’re evaluating exporting eggs and chickens to Cuba, St. Thomas, Trinidad and Tobago, and other Caribbean islands,” the source said.
They said that to secure exports and local consumption, the Government works with poultry farmers to increase production, citing the agreement reached yesterday with egg producers to market the surplus resulting from Haiti’s ban, which in addition to chickens and eggs, also includes salami.
Agriculture Minister of Luis Ramon Rodriguez met with egg producers to discuss ways to offset Haiti’s measure affecting Dominican Republic, and the parts agreed to focus on the local market and seek new opportunities in the Caribbean and South America. “This means that in the future we will gain access to new markets.”
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