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Plea to end Haitian ban on Dominican products

Claudio Fernandez, the president of the Federation of Chambers of Commerce in the Dominican Republic (Fedocámaras), has reiterated that the private sector in the country is very interested in engaging in discussions with the Haitian authorities concerning the new ban imposed on Dominican products.

Fernández said that if the decision to reject vegetable and animal products was based on the food safety factors, these claim are baseless since these products exported to Haiti were all of high quality.

Through a press release, Fernandez lamented the instability of the rules of the game imposed by Haitian authorities in commercial terms and pointed out no other country was suffering from these types of bans that are affecting all Dominican exporters.

He urged the Ministry of Foreign Relations, together with the private sector and authorities on both sides of the border to have a frank and open dialogue to put an end to the on and off bans.

Fernández reported that there was a recent meeting between Dominican chicken producers and Haitian chicken sellers to tell the Haitians about the high quality of the chickens they supplied, especially important as there was a 75% deficit in the numbers of chickens needed in Haiti, which could easily be filled by supply from the Dominican Republic.

Source: DR1, DiarioLibre

June 22, 2017

Category: DR News |

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