Truckers lost the most at the Dominican-Haiti border
Santo Domingo.- The president of Dominican Republic’s biggest truckers union (Fenatrado) on Monday said despite ending the shutdown of commerce and exports, even products which aren’t banned haven’t been shipped to Haiti.
Blas Peralta said the fact Fenatrado union members in border towns and Dominican merchants who export to Haiti have lifted the strike, doesn’t mean freight is already entering Haiti, “because I repeat, there has been no walkout here, what has occurred in fact, is a closed border.”
He said the halt of transport continues at the border a situation he affirms is causing losses as high as RS$200 million. “If some 100 semis enter Haiti daily and each haul costs a minimum of 1,300 dollars, multiply 100 by 1,300, how much would it be during the time it was paralyzed? We’re talking incalculable sums.”
Oct 19, 2015
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