Dominican Republic to resume egg, chicken exports to Haiti ‘soon’
Santo Domingo.- Agriculture minister Luis R. Rodriguez on Thursday announced that formal egg and chicken exports to Haiti will resume once the authorities from both nations agree to implement a sanitary protocol to regulate bilateral trade.
He said in addition to the protocol, Dominican poultry farms at Moca and La Vega, together with Haitian investors, are building a chicken farm in Haiti, to ensure the industry’s strength.
“We received a missive from Haiti Agriculture minister Jacques Thomas informing us that there’re no problem for Dominican Republic to export eggs and chickens to Haiti, provided they’re free of bird flu,” he said.
But Rodriguez notes that the country doesn’t have bird flu and the Livestock Dept. plans to certify farms and packing plants so Dominican producers start exporting to Haiti soon. “This agreement cross-border trade more transparent because Haitian importers will buy in pre-established and certified farms.”
The official said the program to certify poultry is carried out jointly with producers, via which Dominican Republic can export poultry products to all parts of the world.
Rodriguez, interviewed by Marino Zapete y Judith Febles on Antena Latina, added that Caracas authorities have been contacted, to export chicken meat and eggs to Venezuela, for which several companies have visited Dominican farms.
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