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Haiti adds red tape to import Dominican food staples

Santo Domingo.- Haiti’s Government has placed new requirements in place for imports into that country on food staples such as flour, bouillon cubes and other forms of soups and broths.

The measure that took effect June 30 drafted by the economic are ministries restrict the entry of products to the Haitian market require an import authorization issued upon request” to the Commerce and Industry Ministry, says the notice to importers.

It says five duly authenticated documents must accompany the import request, the first a “favorable opinion” of those agencies.

Prior to import, Port-au-Prince also requires a declaration by the Societe Generale de Suveillance SA (SGS), a multinational that provides inspection, verification, testing and certification.

Moreover the Haitian government demands Dominican phytosanitary certificates issued by the competent authority for suppliers of industrial products, in this case, Dominican Republic.

Source: DT

July 15, 2016

Category: DR News |

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