Local May 7, 2012 | 4:29 pm

US Chamber of Commerce wants Government guarantees to transport freight

Santo Domingo. – Dominican Republic’s American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAMDR) on Monday asked the Government to guarantee the country’s freight transport, just hours after the truckers union FENATRADO reiterated it will stage a 24 strike starting 6am Tuesday.

“The request implies taking measures so freight in the trucks not affiliated to that transport union can work normally and , to assure the supply of merchandise to and from the ports, airports and distribution centers nationwide,” it said.

AMCHAMDR said it defends the respect of the State of Law and legal security, while the only route to solve conflicts should be dialogue and, if need be, the courts, “but not actions which could alter the normality in which the activities of companies, institutions and the citizenship should occur.”

In an emailed statement, AMCHAMDR said a walkout affecting the free flow of goods would unleash “ominous consequences on the economy,” and noted that it’s a situation which could be averted if the truckers would respect the principles of free enterprise and contracting for services.

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