Economy October 2, 2023 | 3:57 pm

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Dominican Republic seeks market in the Caribbean islands for products that were exported to Haiti

Santo Domingo.- The Dominican Republic is exploring alternative markets to redirect exports that have been halted for nearly three weeks in Haiti due to the border closure. Potential markets include Puerto Rico, Cuba, Jamaica, the Turks and Caicos Islands, as well as other countries such as Panama, Colombia, Suriname, and Guyana, which have expressed interest in acquiring Dominican processed, textile, and industrial products.

The geographical proximity of these markets is essential to ensure the smooth shipment of products. A business conference is scheduled for October 13 to facilitate connections with these alternative markets for exporters affected by the conflict with Haiti due to the construction of a canal diverting water from the Massacre River.

Exporters of perishable products such as chicken, eggs, and vegetables are also expected to be part of the redirection efforts. The Dominican government is already purchasing some of these products for school lunches and social assistance programs.

Most companies are already compliant with the health requirements for exporting to these new markets, as they regularly export to other countries. However, ProDominicana, the Export and Investment Center of the Dominican Republic, is ready to provide support to any company that needs assistance to meet export requirements.

The number of companies participating in the business conference on October 13 will depend on the deals made and the active participation of international buyers. This initiative aims to help Dominican exporters find new markets and overcome the challenges posed by the border closure with Haiti.

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October 2, 2023 5:47 pm

Dark days coming for Haiti…once the RD is making more $$$ in other markets why resell products in Haiti…Hope the River was worth it

October 3, 2023 9:56 am
Reply to  there

And you think by selling it to others islands makes them get more profit? Hmm do you realize how much it will be causing them for shippings it to other islands?cheap labours worker they were getting from haiti ,it will reduce ,both countries need to be diplomatic on this issue not one is superior

Joseph Couamin
October 3, 2023 3:56 pm
Reply to  there

You mean dark days for the Dominican Republic, because Haiti was the gold mine that was being exploited with low grade food products, these new consumers will not accept or purchase low grade products, which is going to cost the Dominican farmers more money to produce with less profit.. So yes, Haiti is going to benefit in the long run with the river, where the could produce they own food..

October 4, 2023 10:28 am
Reply to  there

So you really believe that they had better options but out of the goodness of their heart they chose to sell to Haiti. You are full of it and I pray that Haitians wakes up and start growing their own like they use to. The river is worth it because it is not own by the DR so them trying to monopolize it is just plainly wrong.

October 10, 2023 12:52 pm
Reply to  JUDO

Historically the river used to belong entirely to the DR, it was within DR territory, but then Trujillo decided to cede a portion of it to Haiti.

Dave Lopes
October 2, 2023 11:34 pm

As a Haitian, I see this as a great initiative. The decoupling has started and I hope it will continue.
It will be up to Haiti to either produce for itself or find other places to purchase. Haiti and DR are incompatible. Only a complete break of all relations will work.

October 3, 2023 7:02 am

What could DR possibly sell to Jamaica? Go to your other spanish-speaking cousins

Last edited 7 months ago by Italman
My Name Is Not Important
October 3, 2023 9:32 am
Reply to  Italman

Free market. Plus, Jamaica is closer.

October 3, 2023 10:43 am
Reply to  Italman

We live in a globalized economy. No country is off-limits for trade.

Dave Lopes
October 3, 2023 10:43 pm
Reply to  DCamp21

Guess again.

Kennado Foster
October 4, 2023 6:46 am
Reply to  Italman

There racist in Dominican Republic against black who they think is Haitian it’s worst country I’ve ever visited i hope no foreign investors invest in Dominican Republic it a lose lost the nature nice but the people are very unfriendly no hospitality no love all they do is thieves the tourists mentally they got no education they dumb and illiterate i hate that country. they even denied my flight on condor Airlines and turned round and say i was no show there are so disgusting

October 4, 2023 11:22 am
Reply to  Kennado Foster

Shut up bozo you have no clue what your talking about ..your the the one that sounds like a racist and a hater…sounds like you a big sucker to me

October 10, 2023 12:56 pm
Reply to  Kennado Foster

Travel to Haiti instead then. They will treat you better….

Last edited 7 months ago by DCamp21
Reggy Dubourg
October 3, 2023 10:00 pm

Good thing for Haiti those import are bad for are economy the RD is shooting it self in the foot. This is a opportunity for Haitian farmer to make more money . The RD will realize that they make a mistake.

October 10, 2023 12:57 pm
Reply to  Reggy Dubourg

Guess again.