Cuba could be better market than Haiti for DR produce
According to a report in Cuba News, the opening of trade and tourism between the United States and Cuba could be good news for the Dominican Republic. The increased demand for food on the island is an opportunity for Dominican chicken and egg exports to Cuba. Dominican exporters are looking for new markets given the instability of the Haitian market. This week, the World Animal Health Organization declared Dominican territory free of bird flu. Agriculture Minister Angel Estevez is optimistic that the country could significantly increase its production of chicken and eggs for export to Cuban markets.
Dominican Poultry Association president Bolivar Cartagena says that the sector sells US$700 million a year, and with certification from the international body, this figure could soon increase by 20%.
Source: DR1, Cubanews
Sep 4, 2015
Category: DR News |