SANTO DOMINGO. - Customs director Rafael Camilo said Wednesday that some of the points in the U.S., Central America, Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement (Dr-Cafta) were not well defined and is in favor of revising the pact.
He said some products of the treaty’s signatory nations compete unfairly with the local ones and in that regard noted that when a product made in one of those countries and doesn’t pay any tax in its nation, it should have to pay the levy in the place of import.
The official said Dominican Republic is having problems with products imported from El Salvador, Guatemala and Costa Rica, because of their strong and unfair competition against those produced locally. “That is not clear in the pact and we are having problems with merchandise from Guatemala, Costa Rica or El Salvador, because they are competing strongly against the national industry.”