Chinatown denies unfair competition with Dominicans
Santo Domingo.- A representative of the country’s Chinese community on Friday denied that Chinese retailers on the busy Duarte Av. compete unfairly, as Dominican counterparts claim.
Marino Joa said Dominican merchants acquire merchandise from the U.S. through Panama, which he says make garment and footwear soar costs from Customs duties.
He said their gods come directly from China without intermediaries allowing Dominicans to buy them at good prices.
Joa said he expect new Chinese investors to come to the country, because it benefits both nations, adding that major exports of Dominican rum, tobacco and amber will continue to China.
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