Economy September 9, 2016 | 12:44 pm

Main border market abuzz as Haiti lifts ban on Dominican products

Dajabon, Dominican Republic.- Hundreds of Haitians andDominicans on Friday attended the binational market held Mondays and Fridays,where Port-au-Prince Customs officials allowed free entry of 23 products whose overlandimport had been barred.

Outlet diariolibre.com reports that since before 8am Haitianvendors crossed the border bridge over the Masacre river to sell goods toDominican customers, joined by hundreds of buyers from that nation who acquiremerchandise 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 biggestborder market and surrounding areas as well, to prevent incidents between the groupsof Haitians and Dominicans.

On Thursday the association which groups producers and vendorsasked Dajabon’s authorities to guarantee security in the market, whereofficials report increased income since the ban on Dominican products waslifted.

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