Main border market abuzz as Haiti lifts ban on Dominican products
Dajabon, Dominican Republic.- Hundreds of Haitians and Dominicans on Friday attended the binational market held Mondays and Fridays, where Port-au-Prince Customs officials allowed free entry of 23 products whose overland import had been barred.
Outlet diariolibre.com reports that since before 8am Haitian vendors crossed the border bridge over the Masacre river to sell goods to Dominican customers, joined by hundreds of buyers from that nation who acquire merchandise in the town.
Among the products already entering Haiti freely figure eggs, chicken, cooking oil, vegetables, tubers, pasta, flour, rebar and cement.
There were more troops and police officers inside the biggest border market and surrounding areas as well, to prevent incidents between the groups of Haitians and Dominicans.
On Thursday the association which groups producers and vendors asked Dajabon’s authorities to guarantee security in the market, where officials report increased income since the ban on Dominican products was lifted.
Sep 9, 2016
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