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Haiti ban on Dominican Republic plastics escalates trade row

Santo Domingo.- Haitian ambassador Fritz Cineas on Monday confirmed his government’s official ban on imports of plastic plates from Dominican Republic starting August 1, a measure expected to escalate the trade dispute began earlier this year with a similar measure on poultry products.

The ambassador said Haiti’s decision aims to curb contamination from plastic, which isn’t biodegradable and takes 400 years to break down.

When asked when Port-au-Prince might lift the ban on Dominican farm products, Cineas said the Dominican government should be patient on that.

Speaking after leaving the Foreign Ministry, the diplomat also said he wasn’t aware that Haiti had also banned the entry of cooking oils and some juices from Dominican Republic.

Source: DT

Category: DR News |

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Last updated December 10, 2016 at 11:35 PM
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