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Santo Domingo.-  Agriculture minister Luis R. Rodriguez on Thursday  announced that formal egg and chicken exports to Haiti will resume once the authorities from both nations agree to implement a sanitary protocol to regulate bilateral trade.

He said in addition to the protocol, Dominican poultry farms at Moca and La Vega, together with Haitian investors, are building a chicken farm in Haiti, to ensure the industry’s strength.

"We received a missive from Haiti Agriculture minister Jacques Thomas informing us that there’re no problem for Dominican Republic to export eggs and chickens to Haiti, provided they’re free of bird flu," he said.

But Rodriguez notes that the country doesn’t have bird flu and the Livestock Dept. plans to certify farms and packing plants so Dominican producers start exporting to Haiti soon. "This agreement cross-border trade more transparent because Haitian importers will buy in pre-established and certified farms."

The official said the program to certify  poultry is carried out jointly with producers, via which Dominican Republic can export poultry products to all parts of the world.

Rodriguez, interviewed by   Marino Zapete y Judith Febles on  Antena Latina, added that Caracas authorities have been contacted, to export chicken meat and eggs to Venezuela, for which several companies have visited Dominican farms.

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25 comment(s)
Written by: Perception, 16 Jan 2014 4:06 PM
From: United States




l¤¤k.***
Written by: guillermone, 16 Jan 2014 4:23 PM
From: United States, Bring Back DT Forum
"Rodriguez, interviewed by Marino Zapete y Judith Febles on Antena Latina, added that Caracas authorities have been contacted, to export chicken meat and eggs to Venezuela,..."

Marino Zapete y Judith Febles are the two most physically unattractive individuals I have seen on Dominican television. But to top that off and although she may not be as bad, Marino is most certainly obnoxious in my humble estimation. However, both talk nothing but a lot negative crap about the DR and fail to provide a true, well balanced picture, an objective assessment of Dominican reality today. Most of their presentations or news coverage is strictly subjective and projected solely from a negative perspective. I really don't appreciate that and stop watching them altogether.
Written by: generoso, 16 Jan 2014 6:39 PM
From: Dominican Republic, "Good fences, make good neighbors"
Yeah soon, right!
That will be the day. Big Haitian importers and con men, like the wanted by fraud Mazourka, who escaped DR jail, and fled to Haiti, are selling Brazilian poultry and eggs to Haiti, and Sweet Micky making lot's of dinero.
J ja ja ja ja ja ja ja ja ja, what a joke!
Written by: PatDiamond, 16 Jan 2014 9:47 PM
From: Botswana, La reconnaissance est une lachete'
Big Haitian importers and con men like the wanted by fraud Mazourka who escaped DR jail and fled to Haiti
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When the Feds came for Freddy Mazourca in 05 the bed was still warm when they busted the front Door some way some how he jumped the back wall and ended up in Brazil .
Written by: PatDiamond, 16 Jan 2014 9:51 PM
From: Botswana, La reconnaissance est une lachete'
Dominican poultry farm together with Haitian investors are building a chicken farm in Haiti
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The next Phase of business model on Hispaniola, Dominican investments in Haiti a win win situation.
Written by: mannyberrios, 16 Jan 2014 10:46 PM
From: United States
Egg. Chicken. Eat
Written by: guillermone, 16 Jan 2014 11:29 PM
From: United States, Bring Back DT Forum

What will be exported first, the chickens or the eggs?

Written by: Atabey, 16 Jan 2014 11:31 PM
From: United States, Bring DT Forum Back--


Pat,

Getting the cost of living down. That will help those workers fightin' for a living wage.


:)


But the proof is in the pudding. Let's see it happen.

Results, baby, that's what counts.



:)


Written by: chilliwestaziz, 17 Jan 2014 12:09 AM
From: Jamaica
Man, if Haiti goes ahead with this, I will never ever defend the Haitian cause again.
Remember, until you stop eating out of another man's kitchen, you will never be free. Haiti, stop eating out of the hands that consider you little black stinky monkies.
Written by: Atabey, 17 Jan 2014 12:16 AM
From: United States, Bring DT Forum Back--

Written by: chilliwestaziz, 17 Jan 2014 12:09 AM
From: Jamaica

Man, if Haiti goes ahead with this, I will never ever defend the Haitian cause again.
Remember, until you stop eating out of another man's kitchen, you will never be free. Haiti, stop eating out of the hands that consider you little black stinky monkies."



Just remember the saying:


"Beggars can't be choosers. "






Written by: Mike36, 17 Jan 2014 1:05 AM
From: Haiti
Haitian government never had a problem doing business with dr that's the main reason Haitian government try to bringing business to haiti not outside the country.now Haitian government have control of it don't forget to pay tax
Written by: PatDiamond, 17 Jan 2014 1:09 AM
From: Botswana, La reconnaissance est une lachete'
@Atabey
The proof is in the pudding let see it happen
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Competition is good, DR does not want to loose its market share, Haiti main goal is to revitalize its national production capacity,lower operating cost for DR producers decrease the migratory burden similar deal signed between Heineken and their purchase of Prestige ( they had to made a serious modernization commandment in BRANA the local brewery as per the Haitian gov in order for the deal to go thru,which they did)
Written by: generoso, 17 Jan 2014 4:55 AM
From: Dominican Republic, "Good fences, make good neighbors"
Hello, knock, knock......
Guys there are two problems with DR exports to Haiiti:

1. The Haitian government doesn't collect custom taxes from the usual imports, that are the marchantes, and hundreds of Haitains that traditionally have controlled that trade. There are few large importers of DR poultry an eggs, and trade goes on unrestricted.
2. The Haitian elite or business mafia, composed of the established Arab immigrants and traditional business monopolies, have tried for years to replace Dominican suppliers with US and now Brazil products, but could not compete price wise.

The end loser will be the poor Haitian consumers, that now can't afford the higher cost of the imported
products, but Sweet Micky, Mazourka, and some fat Haitian Palestinian merchant based in
The US, also a jail bird, are raking the new profits, with their Haitian government partners.
Written by: generoso, 17 Jan 2014 5:17 AM
From: Dominican Republic, "Good fences, make good neighbors"
There are some rookie DR investors that have been lured to bring their expertise, know-how, and capital, to invest in a joint venture with certain Haitian partners.
To those I wish Good luck! You will needed it, after you pull the remaining few hairs out if your heads!
Instead of win win, you will lose-lose, if in doubt ask the Grupo M people, that can't wait to get out of
Haitian territory, with daily labor strikes, threats, and problems.
Sorry, but there is no life for business in the western side of Hispaniola, those that go there salivating for profits, will have a sour taste after just a few months.
Hope that I am wrong, But that is the sad record for the mother of sleazy business practices.
Written by: PatDiamond, 17 Jan 2014 9:54 AM
From: Botswana, La reconnaissance est une lachete'
@generoso

As I was watching the Haitian minister of finance PowerPoint presentation the other day
I must admit it's Haiti 2.0 for real. First time ever they are creating a border Patrol force to deal with the illegal migration issue
The government have ordered 125 new vehicles for that force alone. The implementation of E Gov is a good thing a way to fight corruption by removing humans from the process of collecting government fees
via a third party vendor ( being beta tested currently) now ship manifests coming to port have to be sign by the captain. The informal business activities you are referring to is a real problem I believe that's why they want to only have a few border crossings open as per their request to DR. Government Loan programs for farmers are being implemented for certain size operation( something new to us)
Written by: Lautaro, 17 Jan 2014 10:36 AM
From: Dominican Republic, Bring DT Forum Back
"I must admit it's Haiti 2.0 for real."

If Lamothe gets to infuse the Haitian state with even a quarter of the success that his business ventures have, then I believe we could be seeing a renaissance for real. Of course, I'd love to see how he will be able to negotiate the informality part, since the figure of the marchande has been such an integral figure of Haitian life that the chances with regulating them could prove as precarious as the attempts at curbing Vodun have been, so he should thread carefully.
Written by: guillermone, 17 Jan 2014 11:20 AM
From: United States, Bring Back DT Forum
" Sorry, but there is no life for business in the western side of Hispaniola, those that go there salivating for profits, will have a sour taste after just a few months."

I still have not been able to rid my mouth of the bad taste either. And that was over 15+ years ago, during what was my first and last venture I attempted in Haiti.

Written by: Atabey, 17 Jan 2014 11:31 AM
From: United States, Bring DT Forum Back--

Yes, Lautaro the informality that has dominated the economic affairs of Haiti are enormous; I've read about 90% (!) or more of the economic activities in Haiti gets expressed via informality.

RE: .irle.berkeley.edu/culture/papers/kus06.pdf

Unless this informality is tackled, the State will never gain its footing and establish a revenue base from which to manage the modernization process in Haiti.

The monopolistic interests of those traditional actors that have done so much to burden the nation or people of Haiti will need to be taken care of; they will not go down quietly but try every maneuver to resist changing their corrupt ways.

Pat says that the border will be patrolled on the Haitian side. Well, that's a tall task, but IF THIS INDEED TAKES PLACE, and there are many doubters on this point, perhaps Haiti 2.0 has a grimmer of possibility.

But as I said before, the proof is in the pudding. Let's see what happens next.

Written by: Atabey, 17 Jan 2014 11:35 AM
From: United States, Bring DT Forum Back--

And BTW, only 7 more years for that Trade Preferential Agreement between the USA and Haiti elapses. Let's see if Haiti can score an open goal !!


If Haiti is truly open for business, they will max out the potential in that Trade Agreement.

And by so doing establish credibility around the world for doing so. Nothing would serve Haiti better than to actually produce the results. So other capitalist can have a real life example of results based calculation on hand. What happens after 2020 will largely be conditioned on how Haiti and her leadership have carried themselves in these next 7 years or so.


Economy Profile: St. Haiti

How Haiti and comparator economies rank on the ease of doing business

doingbusiness.org/data/exploreeconomies/haiti/~/media/giawb/doing%20business/documents/profiles/country/HTI.pdf?ver=2
Written by: Atabey, 17 Jan 2014 12:27 PM
From: United States, Bring DT Forum Back--

"Doing Business sheds light on how easy or difficult it is for a local entrepreneur to open and run a small to medium-size business when complying with relevant regulations. It measures and tracks changes in regulations affecting 11 areas in the life cycle of a business: starting a business, dealing with construction permits, getting electricity, registering property, getting credit, protecting investors, paying taxes, trading across borders, enforcing contracts, resolving
insolvency and employing workers.


This economy profile presents the Doing Business indicators for Haiti. To allow useful comparison, it also provides data for other selected economies (comparator economies) for each indicator. The data in this report are current as of June 1, 2013 (except for the paying taxes indicators, which cover the period January–December 2012)"


Written by: ROMYP, 17 Jan 2014 3:23 PM
From: Netherlands, AMSTERDAM
Haiti you don't want to see, you are going to see it flourish like before.
Written by: generoso, 17 Jan 2014 7:12 PM
From: Dominican Republic, "Good fences, make good neighbors"
ROMYP
Nobody wil benefit more from Haitians to recover than Dominicans, and I hope that you are right.
But DR always gets Haiti's bill and they haven't even been invited to the dinner.
Written by: guillermone, 17 Jan 2014 10:03 PM
From: United States, Bring Back DT Forum

Maricopa County Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio and a delegation of US border patrol officers will be coming to the DR as immigration security advisors par excellence. Arpaio will be a consultant with on the Haitian issue. He said that once he and his buddies arrive and land on Dominican soil, will immediately head to the border where they will have a field day, but he promises not to do any racial profiling.
Written by: ROMYP, 18 Jan 2014 4:03 PM
From: Netherlands, AMSTERDAM
Ok
Written by: generoso, 18 Jan 2014 4:32 PM
From: Dominican Republic, "Good fences, make good neighbors"
Guillermone
Joe and his boys don't mess around, they carry little league aluminum baseball bats, and they know how to use them! Lol
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