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Santo Domingo.- The government is close to striking a deal to sell chickens and as many as eight million eggs per week to Venezuela, a source quoted by elnacional.com.do said Thursday. "It’s about seeking new market niches for poultry so Dominicans producers don’t incur losses and not rely on a vulnerable market such as Haiti.”

"In addition to Venezuela, we’re evaluating exporting eggs and chickens to Cuba, St. Thomas, Trinidad and Tobago, and other Caribbean islands," the source said.

They said that to secure exports and local consumption, the Government works with poultry farmers to increase production, citing the agreement reached yesterday with egg producers to market the surplus resulting from Haiti’s ban, which in addition to chickens and eggs, also includes salami.

Agriculture Minister of Luis Ramon Rodriguez met with egg producers to discuss ways to offset Haiti’s measure affecting Dominican Republic, and the parts agreed to focus on the local market and seek new opportunities in the Caribbean and South America. "This means that in the future we will gain access to new markets."

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Written by: CarlosFranco, 20 Jun 2013 3:25 PM
From: United States, Brooklyn

What took so long for our govt. to figure this out? NEVER EVER count on Haiti.

Written by: Danilo, 20 Jun 2013 3:36 PM
From: Dominican Republic, SDQ --- VIGILADOR.COM (Beta) - Vigilando nuestra Quisqueya
I guess we wont need to repatriate those 10,000 haitian workers. Haiti always get's away with being a dick.
Written by: anthonyC, 20 Jun 2013 3:47 PM
From: United States



Lets forget for a moment the evil, stupidity and cronyism of the DR making deals for the Chicken and egg producers.

Think about how the Chickens and Eggs are going to be shipped to Venezuela? Who is paying for it?

You would be better off smuggling toilet paper to that Bankrupt, "Worker's Paradise"!
Written by: generoso, 20 Jun 2013 3:52 PM
From: Dominican Republic, ****Raise your words, not your voice. Rain grows food, not thunder.****
Sounds like bushu to me. A deal of this magnitude is not accomplished so quickly. In international commerce getting paid is the most important thing, and the Cubans never have money, and we owe the Venezuelans more, so they would not have to make any disbursements for the products, and the DR government will have to pay the producers.
Trinidad and Tobago might be interested for frozen chickens, at a fire sale price, if offered, but they themselves are very finicky and go by the rules, as far as importation of food products, the DR chickens might have to pay high tariffs.
St. Thomas, forget about it, USDA restrictions.
Written by: generoso, 20 Jun 2013 4:08 PM
From: Dominican Republic, ****Raise your words, not your voice. Rain grows food, not thunder.****
Latest opinion poll, based on 1000 inquiries:

Suspender el comercio fronterizo 20.33% (197 votos)


Cerrar la frontera 52.12% (505 votos)


Buscar un acuerdo 25.18% (244 votos)


Esperar decisión de Haití 2.37% (23 votos)



Total de Votos: 969

Over 72% want to stop business with Haiti, and/or close the border.


Written by: DONT_BE_SILENT, 20 Jun 2013 4:41 PM
From: Dominican Republic, NEVER FORGOTTEN, NOR FORSAKEN!
Every single country in the Americas have way more money than Haiti, finding a few new markets is more viable for the D.R, but they're gonna have to implement safe methods to deliver these goods.
Written by: hernandez5482, 20 Jun 2013 5:39 PM
From: United States, Vivir sin Patria, es lo mismo que vivir sin Honor.
Good, what we need is to find new markets...
Written by: bernies, 20 Jun 2013 5:55 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Juan Dolio
The question that I have asked myself is, why in hell are we begging for Haiti to do business with us when if they don't buy from us they will suffer more than we do. It is about time that someone put a stop to their stupidity. Danilo said it right, be straight and fair with us and say what is actually happening there. If the rich Haitians living in Miami wants to export chicken to Haiti it is their giving right. But what the Haitian government is doing is not fair to us since we have been taking care of them for over 100 years. I want to see all those Dominican haters say something about what the Haitian government is doing now to our country.
Written by: Haitian4Life, 20 Jun 2013 5:58 PM
From: Haiti
@DONT_BE_SILENT,
Every single country in the Americas have way more money than Haiti, but Haiti is the only place where a buyer goes to a dealership and ask how much is this vehicle and then after giving the price, the buyer goes to the trunk on his car and pull two bags full of cash to pay for the purchase in full. I bet you every chicken transaction was paid in full.
Written by: JHCL2016, 20 Jun 2013 6:37 PM
From: Dominican Republic, EN PUNTA CANA: Jose H Con Leonel 2016!


Wow, great news my DR people....


Por eso habrá PLD por mucho y pa' largo...

8-)

¡Pa'lante y Manos a la obra!
Danilo en la cima * Leonel 2016!
Written by: MIAMILIVE1, 20 Jun 2013 6:59 PM
From: United States
@H4L
Whos dumb enough to be driving around with thousands of dollars cash in their trunk? Other than criminals who doesn't want there money accounted for, that's obvious no matter what country your in. But on the other hand I'd rather have it in my trunk th an in the hands of a Haitian bank I guess.
Written by: danny00, 20 Jun 2013 7:57 PM
From: United States, Acropolis 114 santo DOMINGO
Mr.A... ... Is correct they have no toilet paper over there. The dr can ship the paper. Very easy it does not go bad and it's not much weight.......This way the Dr can wipe the slate clean with the Hugo Chavez gang.........,,,,,,,,
Written by: danny00, 20 Jun 2013 7:59 PM
From: United States, Acropolis 114 santo DOMINGO
Man what a job Hugo did to his own people......they can't even take a good S@""@ can they?
Written by: danny00, 20 Jun 2013 8:04 PM
From: United States, Acropolis 114 santo DOMINGO
Haitian banks?.... ..... Dominican banks?.......,,, better in my car it's Safe in their.. X
Written by: DONT_BE_SILENT, 20 Jun 2013 8:23 PM
From: Dominican Republic, NEVER FORGOTTEN, NOR FORSAKEN!
Yeah I see what you mean, every Haitian drives around with a trunk full of cash, even the sugar cane cutters. SMH.
Written by: chilliwestaziz, 20 Jun 2013 8:50 PM
From: Jamaica
What came first, the chicken or the egg? In this case, this ban marks the beginning of trade restrictions between Haiti and the DR. You see, unlike most of you, I actually know rich Haitians over there. The DR is going to miss the boat with Haiti. They could have entered into Haiti years ago and built their own food producing centers there but they didnt. Now, Haiti is offering very attractive deals to Brazil that has started making these kinds of investments within Haiti. Haiti does not win as a buyer but when she buys from foreign producers who are creating and sustaining jobs in Haiti, she wins on several fronts...jobs, taxes, infrastructure, potential development of exportable markets.
Written by: chilliwestaziz, 20 Jun 2013 9:00 PM
From: Jamaica
The DR does not take quality control standards seriously. The salami and the H1N1 are examples of this. Jamaica Broilers would have destroyed every living foul and started production from scratch. Jamaica is now investing in Haiti to produce all of Haiti's requirements for plastic products. Also, cooking oil.
Written by: DRmaker, 20 Jun 2013 9:57 PM
From: Canada, North Coast DR
Eggs for oil.....
Written by: daswolfgang, 20 Jun 2013 11:37 PM
From: United States, north hills ,NY
Excellent.. A good start to a new trade partner.
Written by: dreadlocks, 21 Jun 2013 7:15 AM
From: United States
bernies, why are you bawling like a 5 year old girl about what Haiti is doing to the DR? aren't you the guy who says they are hurting themselves more than they hurt the DR? let them hurt themselves; what do you care?
Written by: dreadlocks, 21 Jun 2013 7:25 AM
From: United States
chilliwestaziz, i have posted a thousand times that the DR has built its economy on protectionism. it does not believe in reciprocal trade, and competition. that is why the standard of products made here is low. take a simple example; if they had to compete with the pepper sauces coming from Grace and Matouks, Baldom would not sell a bottle. the manufacturers of prepared goods like jams, jellies, and marmalades cannot sell that stuff on the foreign markets, because the quality is so low that nobody would buy it. Presidente is an exceptional beer, but you cannot buy a bottle of Red Stripe in the DR, because of fear of competition. same for Appleton Rum.

a delegation of factory representatives from 5 different caribbean countries attended Expo Cibao last year. i guarantee that the number will be far less this year. nobody has managed to sell anything in the DR. they will not waste their time.
Written by: Haitian4Life, 21 Jun 2013 7:28 AM
From: Haiti
This is just the tip of the iceberg. The Haitian government will take the initiative to shut down the bilateral market until an agreement is reached. This is an opportunity that should not be missed to reshuffle the cards. The Haitian government is under a lot of pressure to enact trade regulations, promote economic growth, create jobs and generate revenue. Haiti is working on trade regulation laws that will prohibit anti-competitive acts that are unfair, fraudulent, and deceptive. This is a win-win situation for Haiti, because very limited Haitian goods are allowed to enter into the DR and they are severely taxed. The Haitian export to the DR is estimated to be less than 75 million dollars, but the DR export to Haiti, formal and informal, is estimated to be close to 4.7 billion dollars annually. I think the Haitian government should put a ban on all building materials coming from the DR because of very poor quality.
Written by: chilliwestaziz, 21 Jun 2013 10:51 AM
From: Jamaica
Yes, Dready! You are right again. Nothing has shocked me more than the quality of Dominican products. They have become experts in making things appealing to the eyes but all other senses are disappointed (when you get close enough). I could not find one store from La Romana to Santo Domingo that sold a satisfactory bread. The taste is like shoe leather mixed with sponge...yuk. Auto parts are replicas like rolex watches on Canal Street in China Town, New York. They look good, and will work for 1 or 2 weeks; then kaput.

Face it guys, you need Haiti way more than they need you. Nothing hurts more than having something to sell and cant get anyone interested. Also, don't think that I am Dominican bashing. I have nothing but respect for honest, hardworking, legally productive, non deceiving, Dominicans. Out of every 10 how many would you say fits those qualities?? 10%, 20%. 30% may be a stretch.
Written by: dreadlocks, 21 Jun 2013 12:21 PM
From: United States
chill, forget the bread thing. when my buddy comes back from Canada next month, we are getting a bread machine, and it will be strictly hard dough bread and coco bread. we can then use the coco bread dough to make meatloaf patties. i would never eat the local bread, if you bet me. i go to Sosua nd buy from the German bakers.

as i said, there is no comparison between Pickapeppa and anything here. it is not that Dominicans cannot do it. anything we can make in Jamaica, they can make it here. THEY JUST DO NOT HAVE TO!
so, they succeed by selling junk, and people get use to it, because they have nothing to measure it against.
Written by: jambdebois, 21 Jun 2013 12:31 PM
From: United States
Now let's wait and see the reaction of the Venezuelanos chicken feeders!!!!!!!
Written by: Grosero, 22 Jun 2013 7:17 AM
From: United States
so what does venezuela pollo always taste like un gato?

I'll eat pescado
Written by: Danilo, 22 Jun 2013 3:21 PM
From: Dominican Republic, SDQ --- VIGILADOR.COM (Beta) - Vigilando nuestra Quisqueya
chilli says:
" I have nothing but respect for honest, hardworking, legally productive, non deceiving, Dominicans. Out of every 10 how many would you say fits those qualities?? 10%, 20%. 30% may be a stretch."

90%... I got that number from the same place where you got your numbers, out of your ass!
Written by: poponlaburra, 25 Jun 2013 4:14 AM
From: Dominican Republic, popon@att.net

Haitians always behave in bad faith towards Dominicans. We should take the opportunity to do what needs to be done.
Indeed this is the tip of the iceberg. When are Dominicans going to learn that you cannot do business with the Haitians? All they bring is problem and always behave in bad faith. Why is it that most rich countries do not do business with Haiti?
Shut down all business with Haiti, do not bring laborers from Haiti but from other Latin America countries, build a border wall, stop accepting pregnant women coming to give birth in Dominican claiming immediate citizenship for their new born, round up and send back all their beggars kids.
That’s the best solution for us.
Written by: Beau305, 25 Jun 2013 12:10 PM
From: United States, Fort bragg north carolina
Oooops what a low class comment.......! I wouldn't say that if I were you
Written by: airgordo, 27 Jun 2013 12:01 AM
From: Dominican Republic
Written by: chilliwestaziz, 20 Jun 2013 9:00 PM
From: Jamaica
The DR does not take quality control standards seriously. The salami and the H1N1 are examples of this. Jamaica Broilers would have destroyed every living foul and started production from scratch. Jamaica is now investing in Haiti to produce all of Haiti's requirements for plastic products. Also, cooking oil.
@@@@@@

This is the kind of post that shows the ignorance of the poster on the subject he is posting about, THIS is the kind of post that shows clearly that you have to READ then post , NOT THE OPPOSITE...H1N1 is a HUMAN virus!!, NOTHING TO DO with poultry, H5N2...REAAAAAAAAD then post...regarding to jamaica producers i will just laugh my @ss off i saw PLENTY of that "quality" while i lived on Bahamas and visited jamaica...
Written by: airgordo, 27 Jun 2013 12:08 AM
From: Dominican Republic
Written by: Haitian4Life,

This is just the tip of the iceberg. The Haitian government will take the initiative to shut down the bilateral market until an agreement is reached. This is an opportunity that should not be missed to reshuffle the cards. The Haitian government is under a lot of pressure to enact trade regulations, promote economic growth, create jobs and generate revenue. Haiti is working on trade regulation laws that will prohibit anti-competitive acts that are unfair, fraudulent, and deceptive. This is a win-win situation for Haiti, because very limited Haitian goods are allowed to enter into the DR and they are severely taxed. The Haitian export to the DR is estimated to be less than 75 million dollars, but the DR export to Haiti, formal and informal, is estimated to be close to 4.7 billion dollars annually. I think the Haitian government should put a ban on all building materials coming from the DR because of very poor quality.
@

GOOD!! Take ALL ILLEGALS too!!
Written by: airgordo, 27 Jun 2013 12:19 AM
From: Dominican Republic
Written by: chilliwestaziz

Yes, Dready! You are right again. Nothing has shocked me more than the quality of Dominican products. They have become experts in making things appealing to the eyes but all other senses are disappointed (when you get close enough). I could not find one store from La Romana to Santo Domingo that sold a satisfactory bread. The taste is like shoe leather mixed with sponge...yuk. Auto parts are replicas like rolex watches on Canal Street in China Town, New York. They look good, and will work for 1 or 2 weeks; then kaput.

Face it guys, you need Haiti way more than they need you. Nothing hurts more than having something to sell and cant get anyone interested. Also, don't think that I am Dominican bashing. I have nothing but respect for honest, hardworking, legally productive, non deceiving, Dominicans. Out of every 10 how many would you say fits those qualities?? 10%, 20%. 30% may be a stretch
@@

I agree, You are not bashing, you are BULLSH!TING
Written by: airgordo, 27 Jun 2013 12:28 AM
From: Dominican Republic
Written by: poponlaburra
From: Dominican Republic

Haitians always behave in bad faith towards Dominicans. We should take the opportunity to do what needs to be done.
Indeed this is the tip of the iceberg. When are Dominicans going to learn that you cannot do business with the Haitians? All they bring is problem and always behave in bad faith. Why is it that most rich countries do not do business with Haiti?
Shut down all business with Haiti, do not bring laborers from Haiti but from other Latin America countries, build a border wall, stop accepting pregnant women coming to give birth in Dominican claiming immediate citizenship for their new born, round up and send back all their beggars kids.
That’s the best solution for us.
@@@

NOTHING, NOTHING, NOOOOOOOOOTHING GOOD has EVER come from the WEST, NOTHING!! i have dared MULTIPLE TIMES here anyone to dispute that fact, the funny thing is that the DR BullSH!tters DISAPPEAR when asked THIS simple question!!
Written by: Danilo, 27 Jun 2013 1:37 AM
From: Dominican Republic, SDQ --- VIGILADOR.COM (Beta) - Vigilando nuestra Quisqueya
Retard4Life says:
"I think the Haitian government should put a ban on all building materials coming from the DR because of very poor quality"

A bad/cheap carpenter always blames his materials. If you build it properly with Rebar and columns you wouldn't be complaining. Also, there would have been less deaths during the earthquake.
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