Economy September 18, 2015 | 1:08 pm

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Haitian merchants defy Port-au-Prince´s ban on Dominican products

Dajabón, DominicanRepublic.- Haitian merchants on Friday defied their government´s ban on theentry of 23 products Dominican Republic for the land border, local media report.

The merchants askedthe Finance Ministry in Port-au-Prince to suspend the ban until October 1, allegingthe need to meet financial commitments.

Since early Friday hundredsof merchants were hauling the wares bought in Dajabon´s market into theirterritory on wheelbarrows and other means.

Quoted, retailers association president Fernando Diaz said themerchants can’t withstand the many obstacles to legal commerce, whereas his colleagueAbigail Bueno said he´s hear of "shakedowns" on products the Haitiansbuy on the Dominican side of the border, with around 50 cartons of cooking oil seizedin nearby Ouanaminthe.

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