Local March 18, 2013 | 8:01 am

Dominican Government wants all eyes on Barrick Gold’s doré

Santo Domingo.- The Customs Agency, whose inspectors area slated to verify Barrick Gold’s doré shipment at Las Americas International Airport’s freight terminal 10am Monday, has called on the local and foreign media to observe the process, after its unprecedented halt to the export of a cargo of the ore last week.

The procedure to export the ore extracted from its mine at Pueblo Viejo, Cotuí (northeast) comes after the Canadian miner agreed to correct errors its customs manifest.

In a meeting with Customs officials on Friday Barrick executives agreed to correct an error in the statement of origin, and comply with the law on the physical verification of each shipment.

It was also agreed that Customs officers will observe the process of filling and sealing of the shipments of doré extracted from Dominican soil, and certify the contents of the doré bars, to establish their proportion of gold to silver.

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