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Santiago business leaders fear going broke from Haiti trade spat

Santiago.-  Santiago Business and Industries Association (Acis) president Sandy Filpo on Wednesday warned of bankruptcies stemming from the trade dispute with Haiti, and called on the Government to strike a free trade deal at once.

The business leader defended the quality of Dominicans products, calling them competitive, noting that Haiti’s ban on local production has to do with a different entrepreneurial policy.

“The trade dispute with Haiti affects all Acis members directly or indirectly, because they have business relationship for the sale and purchase of goods, services or raw material. We ask the Government to come up with a quick solution to the problems faced by the country’s businesses and industries,” the Acis president said.

Filpo said while the Acis agrees with the search for new markets for Dominican products, while that’s achieved, a free trade agreement with Haiti must be negotiated to restore exports.

Speaking in a press conference, Filpo said while the dispute with Haiti now affects even onions, garlic, beans, plastics, flour, chickens and eggs, others such as sand and adhesives could also be hurt by Port-au-Prince’s ban.

Source: DT

Category: DR News |

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