World November 10, 2023 | 2:46 pm

Haiti has new suppliers of construction materials due to the ban on trade with the Dominican Republic

Haiti.- Due to the ongoing border closure between Haiti and the Dominican Republic, Haiti has been seeking construction materials from alternative sources. According to Amado Gutiérrez, president of the Dominican-Haitian Truckers Federation, Haiti has been importing cement and rods from Turkey, wood from Brazil, and electrical items and hardware components from China.

This supplier shift has become necessary as the border closure has disrupted the usual trade between the two countries. Gutiérrez expressed the need to resume commercial activities with Haiti, especially in the construction sector, and warned that the Dominican Republic could lose the Haitian market if bilateral relations are not reestablished.

The closure of the border and the disruption of trade have also had a significant impact on truck drivers, who have not been included in government aid programs, according to Gutiérrez.

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Jo josh
November 10, 2023 3:11 pm

I kept saying this now it is becoming a reality… Govern with your brain not with your emotions

Alberto Gomez
November 10, 2023 4:47 pm
Reply to  Jo josh

Wow , who cares , I’m for sure they are paying
way more !!!

Jo josh
November 11, 2023 8:40 am
Reply to  Alberto Gomez

Who cares? It is like for some of you, common sense is on vacation… Do you know how much the DR economy has lost since the border closure?

November 11, 2023 2:59 pm
Reply to  Jo josh

The RD economy is relatively strong….it will adapt and overcome the current situation. Haiti, on the other hand, will suffer more.
Besides, sometimes it’s not all about money.

November 19, 2023 12:45 am
Reply to  Edward

so far and it will be affected soon

November 15, 2023 11:51 am
Reply to  Jo josh

Even with the border closure, the DR economy will finish this year with positive growth. Can’t say the same about Haiti…

November 10, 2023 7:04 pm

cutting your nose to spite your face was never smart move …totally brainless ,egoistic , prideful …done on expense of your people ,one shipping from Haydarpasa will cost more than three years worth of materials from DR….
No wonder they are disfunctional and inept …

November 12, 2023 11:04 pm
Reply to  Fundador

In that case, why DR keep asking for negotiation about border closing? Stop asking for negotiation, leave Haiti alone. Sell your goods to other countries.

Carlos Hernandez
November 11, 2023 3:17 pm

Good for them.

Teddy P
November 12, 2023 6:27 pm

Actually it makes perfect sense, you can not put all your eggs in on basket specifically when RD uses it as a control strategy. It is all about leverage. Haiti has nothing to lose, it’s all a plus. The border closure exposed many things, and adjustments must be made.

November 21, 2023 2:40 pm
Reply to  Teddy P

nothing to lose? just payig double price for everything while being the poorrest country in the area. sure.

November 19, 2023 8:32 am

Please please, both countries need each other .Stop the hate speech it does not help anything, The majority of Dominicans have Haitian blood and some Haitians do have Dominican blood. We are all God’s children. Do not let the devil use you as his mouthpiece.

November 21, 2023 2:38 pm

lol imported materials by boat and plane to the poorest country in this half of the world.