Border with Haiti blocked
After the Haitian authorities ordered a ban on 23 of the most common Dominican exports, traders and truckers on the Dominican side have unilaterally blockaded the Dominican border with Haiti. While the Haitians have banned the 23 products and others from entering, they have left their borders open for Haitians to enter the DR taking cargo and passengers. In response, Dominican traders and truckers are stopping Haitians on foot or vehicles for entering via the regular border crossings. Even Haitians with visas and passports are being prevented from entering across the normal border posts.
Haiti has restricted the 23 banned consumer and construction products to sea and air imports only.
The weekly Monday bi-national market day is not being held today, Monday 12 October 2015 in protest at the ban on the export of Dominican products, which has been in effect since 1 October 2015.
The Center for Export and Investments (CEI-RD) director Jean Alain Rodriguez said the Haitian ban was unsustainable.
Rodriguez said that despite Haiti’s prolonged ban on the entry of poultry and eggs from the Dominican Republic, the country is now selling more of those products to Haiti than ever.
Source: DR1, Listindiario
Oct 12, 2015
Category: DR News |