Haiti asks Dominican Republic to close most border crossings
Santo Domingo.- Haiti’s Government on Tuesday asked Dominican Republic to close 55 of 59 border crossings between the two countries, as a way for Port-au-Prince to exert stricter tariff controls and boost revenue from the goods that enter its territory.
Haiti’s proposal, which came during the high level talks held between the two countries held in the Haitian town of Ouanaminthe, also coincides with many Dominicans’ demand for tighter border controls.
Haiti’s officials asked that only the crossings at Ouanaminthe-Dajabón, Anse a Pitre-Pedernales, Malpasse-Jimaní and Belledere-Elias Piña should be kept open, noting the opening of others mean losses “in the millions of dollars” for the authorities.
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