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Revenue crunch: Haiti wants to cut border markets to one day

Santo Domingo.- Haiti officials proposed to Dominican counterparts to limit the markets on Mondays and Fridays at border towns to only one day, revealed Agriculture minister Luis Rodriguez Tuesday.

He said the government doesn’t favor the idea of cutting trade between Dominican Republic and Haiti, for which the official affirms it will remain as is.

“Haiti wants it to be done once a week, no more, as a way to reduce, let’s say, the non-payment of taxes. They have a management problem within the country (Haiti) and want to increase revenue,” said Rodriguez in the National Palace.

He said Port-au-Prince has yet to respond to Santo Domingo’s proposal to strike a free trade pact between the Hispaniola countries, aimed at enacting so Haiti Customs can collect taxes, “which isn’t done now because of the informality there (Haiti).”

Source: DT

Category: DR News |

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