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Santo Domingo.- To keep local producers safe from measures such as Haiti’s ban on poultry and eggs, the government eyes new markets for Dominican Republic’s entire range of products.

Industry and Commerce minister José del Castillo made the statement Thursday and announced shipments of 6.0 million pounds of chicken to Venezuela each month, in addition to the black beans-for-oil barter within the Petrocaribe agreement. "We’re in an aggressive attitude in various markets, especially those where we have free trade agreements, which offer advantages for our products."

He said Haiti is a key market of US$2.0 billion for Dominican Republic because "we share the island and are forced to walk a common path, and they also have production shortfalls in many items that we can supply."

Ties not affected

Foreign minister Carlos Morales affirmed that Haiti’s ban will not affect bilateral relations, because in his view the situation would be solved soon. "We hope they’ll honor the commitment to lift the ban. I must also say that on a personal level relations between presidents Danilo Medina and Michel Martelly are excellent."

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Written by: Trinitario809, 14 Jun 2013 8:14 AM
From: Dominican Republic, is not the solution to Haiti's problems !
Why did it take this long?
It should have been done a long time ago.
This will push DR for better quality control and be more competitive,and at the same time it'll motivate Haiti to be more productive.
Written by: dreadlocks, 14 Jun 2013 8:33 AM
From: United States
this will require a severe change of attitude on the part of the DR authorities. it is no secret that most regional territories do not want to do business with the DR because the DR wants a one way street, where it gets to sell its products to other people, but does not want to buy from them. they never gained more than observer status in Caricom, because the member states know how they operate. when the last major hurricane hit Jamaica, and damaged the cement factory, Jamaica immediately started buying Dominican cement, with no problems. look at the response when Jamaica tried selling cement here. it never ends. just go to your local supermarkets, and look on the shelves. have you ever seen anything from the caribbean there? yet you will see stuff from Thailand and Cambodia, even though they are a million miles away, and buy nothing from the DR. try bringing something from Jamaica or Barbados, and tell me what happens.
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Written by: generoso, 14 Jun 2013 9:37 AM
From: Dominican Republic, +Sorry, No Habla Stupid+
"Qu'ils mangent de la brioche" or Let them eat cake then.
The young and inexperienced minister of commerce made a huge faux pas, in traveling to Haiti on a whim, with other ministers, instead of using the diplomatic channels to inquire about the ban.
In any act of commerce neither the buyer or the seller "need" each other, it is a question of exchanging goods for money, in this case goods that have been previously contracted.
The lackadaisical and cold reception, the impromptu commission received in Haiti, was to be expected, from Haitians that are more concerned about benefiting themselves as usual, and thumbing their noses at the Dominicanos.
Hopefully the government and producers will now finally understand this lesson, that Haiti is an unreliable and difficult business partner, with public officials motivated only by greed, graft and corruption, that continuously disregard the welfare of their lower classes.
Written by: generoso, 14 Jun 2013 9:50 AM
From: Dominican Republic, +Sorry, No Habla Stupid+
Those that remember the years of the military junta that was governing Haiti, under general Raoul Cedras, and the import bans that where placed by the OAS and USA, should also remember the huge amount of contraband that was flowing across the border.
They where all kinds of goods flowing from DR to Haiti, including tanker trucks of gasoline and diesel fuel, protected my DR military, that made a financial killing with this illegal traffic.
Those that are urging for the import ban, are also savoring and fantasizing, about the greater profits for continuous and uninterrupted contraband to Haiti, with an impossible to police porous border.
Written by: DONT_BE_SILENT, 14 Jun 2013 9:58 AM
From: Dominican Republic, NEVER FORGOTTEN, NOR FORSAKEN!
With all the taxes our government get from fuel, which is in the billions, they can buy these products and send it to countries like Venezuela to start paying the Petrocaribe debt.
I'm pretty sure there's a lot more markets out there, it just a matter of the Dominican government to play fair when it comes to trading with other countries.
Written by: dreadlocks, 14 Jun 2013 10:30 AM
From: United States
the Dominican Republic is a magical kingdom when it comes to potential. sometimes i look at the agricultural products in places like La Sirena, and my eyes pop out of my head. i am astonished with what is achieved here. there is a lot more that can be achieved, especially in terms of finished products. simple things like jams, marmalades, and jellies are atrocious. the quality is not worth mentioning, but that is easily corrected. there is no reason why i should see bottles of Smuckers Strawberry jam on a shelf in Nacional, when we have excellent strawberries right here. the DR could be the supplier of all the caribbean in most basic foodstuffs. that goes without dispute.

the problem is that the other islands would rather import from the USA, because they at least buy something from the caribbean countries, not to mention their tourists go there. you cannot expect someone to buy from you when you refuse to spend your money with them.
Written by: Atabey, 14 Jun 2013 10:43 AM
From: United States, Bring DT Forum Back--


Agree. sell to other markets and Venezuela is a prime market given their huge economic mess of control of prices.

Haiti is unreliable and perhaps the Haitian Elite, always looking to skin a few more scabs off the bones of its poor see this maneuver as a means to monopolizing the food markets via US exports to Haiti.

Time will tell. In the meantime, DR is wise to line-up other markets to sell to. Of course this will require upgrades in quality standards. But better to start now to take this business seriously as with the coming years competition will increase as Central American countries will gain more access to the Dominican marketplace. Improve quality and improve productivity. That's the way forward to gain in trade.



BTW, Dready, it's LONG been known that the small, mostly English speaking, nations of the Caribbean have never wanted to enter into a serious trade relationship with DR BECAUSE THEY WELL UNDERSTAND the dynamics involved: DR would pulverize them.
Written by: Atabey, 14 Jun 2013 10:47 AM
From: United States, Bring DT Forum Back--

When the Latin nations tried to get the same market access into Europe that the small Caribbean nations had gained via English and French connections in the European Market, the small English Caribbean mounted a strong objection over the Latin nations gaining equal treatment in Europe. Why?

England and France protected them against their larger and more productive competitors in Latin America.

Spain didn't have the pull within the European Community to demand changes in policy thus the Latin nations couldn't get the policy changed during the 1980s-90s. But slowly the EU is forcing the small middle income nations of the Caribbean to open their markets-Still being objected to by many of these nations. But with huge debts to pay & now the IMF calling more of the shots, they have to consider that their days of having their cake & eating it are long gone. So this business of yours about DR being THE impediment to a more open Caribbean Market is BOGUS.

No Cigar.


:)


Written by: dreadlocks, 14 Jun 2013 10:53 AM
From: United States
the know nothing has arisen from his corner of the sidewalk

BTW, Dready, it's LONG been known that the small, mostly English speaking, nations of the Caribbean have never wanted to enter into a serious trade relationship with DR BECAUSE THEY WELL UNDERSTAND the dynamics involved: DR would pulverize them.

again, the know nothing speaks matters of which he knows nothing. people do not shy away from trade relationships because their trade partners are bigger than they are. trading is not a prize fight. if that was the case, why is there such a thing as DRCAFTA? can the USA not pulverize all the partners in the trade agreement? what about MERCOSUR?

as i told you, on many on occasion, stick to baseball trivia. you know nothing about this issue. i have spoken about this matter with the former head of Caricom, Sir Alistair McIntyre, and it is also his opinion that petty protectionism is partly to blame. the islands are ALL guilty of it, to a degree.
Written by: dreadlocks, 14 Jun 2013 10:57 AM
From: United States
so, Atabey, do not come here and tell me about something you know nothing about. you are another ignoramus that cannot find Curacao on the map. caribbean economics and politics is something i think i know a little more about than you will ever learn. do you personally know any caribbean leaders? have you any friends who are Prime Ministers in the region? if not, shut your yap, and try to learn something. your sabelotoda act only works for your chopo friends at the cockfight arena.
Written by: Atabey, 14 Jun 2013 11:05 AM
From: United States, Bring DT Forum Back--


Chumming the waters Dready was I in the thread concerning devaluation. LOL

Didn't see it coming did you Dready? LOL

Remember that just because two nations begin with the letter "J" they aren't the same.



:)



Returning to the issue of trade in the Caribbean, IT IS WELL KNOWN that the small nations of the Caribbean HAVE BEEN the REAL resistors to a more open market place developing in the region. Long conditioned to their former Colonial Master's, England and France, granting of trade preferential treatment-THAT WEREN'T EXTENDED TO THE FORMER SPANISH COLONIAL POSSESSIONS, the former English and French colonies had it good for a good while. But things have changed and the middle income nations are being forced to adopt more open market transactions to buttress the economic and financial requirements of their countries moving forward. No more easy street for them. I'm surprised you haven't read David Jessop concerning this policy change.


LOL
Written by: Atabey, 14 Jun 2013 11:38 AM
From: United States, Bring DT Forum Back--



Has the "Egg War" Begun?



BREAKING NEWS: Gunfire at Haitian-Dominican border as ban holds (DT)
Written by: dreadlocks, 14 Jun 2013 11:41 AM
From: United States
Atabey, apart from reading little articles by other people, what have you ever done to gain knowledge? nothing! that is why you remain an ignorant barrio chopo? you cannot even find a vcaribbean island on the map, but want to give a lecture here. have you ever DONE anything?

4 years ago, i was offered the exclusive rights to import Grace products into the DR. Grace is like the Jamaican equivalent of Baldom. i gave up after a year waiting for a single response from the ministry of trade to several emails. the same thing happened when i tried to get a bill of tariffs to import Appleton Estate rum. there is liquour from all over Europe on supermarket shelves in the DR. have you ever seen Appleton Rum? Mount Gay? any beer from Barbados? you can find beer from Belgium, but can you find Carib Lager?

last year, 7 companies from the english caribbean displayed at Expo Cibao. i guarantee it will be less this year. they all have made no inroads , because of protectionist policies.
Written by: dreadlocks, 14 Jun 2013 11:45 AM
From: United States
when you have first hand knowledge, we can talk. that means, never. you think the real world is a study in copy and paste. you trot out the same guy, David Jessop, in every article you address. i prefer to take my information from people with whom i have discussed these subjects. i learned my trade from guys like Sir Alistair McIntyre, who was head of Caricom, and people like Dr Ralph Gonsalves. i also learned by being a part of a government economic think tank. where do you learn? google?
Written by: Danilo, 14 Jun 2013 1:34 PM
From: Dominican Republic, SDQ --- VIGILADOR.COM (Beta) - Vigilando nuestra Quisqueya
"it is no secret that most regional territories do not want to do business with the DR because the DR wants a one way street, where it gets to sell its products to other people, but does not want to buy from them."

Dread, you just love pulling shit out your ass. We import almost twice what we export. Meaning we buy twice as much from other countries than what we sell to them.
Written by: danny00, 14 Jun 2013 2:57 PM
From: United States, Acropolis 114 santo DOMINGO
Maybe no one wants products from the DR
.Caca Salami and many other products that no one inspect, or they do its payoff time in la-la land. I don't trust any product or person in the DR. ....... Sorry guys but u did this to your selfs.
Written by: generoso, 14 Jun 2013 2:59 PM
From: Dominican Republic, +Sorry, No Habla Stupid+
danny00
Hope you get throat HPV from your chopa DR wife.
Written by: danny00, 14 Jun 2013 3:07 PM
From: United States, Acropolis 114 santo DOMINGO
In Florida supermarket last year their where some products from the dr but they are long gone, Chile ,Peru , and yesterday I saw fruits from Belize????? 1st time I have seen this. Lots of imports from many Latin countries. Iam not in the food business but something is not right with this. Where are the dominican products? Should I call the 911# for the answer! Maybe I should call mr.809 or his other 839#.,,, hope he's not busy taking care of his Elephant........ Shit happens guys
Written by: generoso, 14 Jun 2013 3:58 PM
From: Dominican Republic, +Sorry, No Habla Stupid+
"Biting the hand that feeds you", is another usual and customary Haitian modus operandi.
The same week that Leonel Fernandez donated the over US$5 million dollar university in Haiti, the Haitian government paid the DR, by denouncing the DR as racist with many international organizations.
This unfounded health scare is bogus, and not caused by real facts or scientific investigations, and has damaged the DR's health, tourism and investment possibilities internationally, by causing unfounded scares and false alarms, based on just hearsay.
How long is the DR going to put up, with Haiti's foul, dirty and diabolical hatred toward all things Dominican?
Chuck 'em I say, and just close the damn border, and send all the piti's back to their hell on earth.
Written by: dreadlocks, 14 Jun 2013 4:15 PM
From: United States
says chopo Danilo, another apostle of the know nothing sabelotodo , Atabey

Dread, you just love pulling shit out your ass. We import almost twice what we export. Meaning we buy twice as much from other countries than what we sell to them.

we are speaking of trade with Caricom. get an adult to help you understand the postings
Written by: Atabey, 14 Jun 2013 11:35 PM
From: United States, Bring DT Forum Back--


Dready,

What a bone head reply. With trade ever more international YOU SHOULD FULLY UNDERSTAND that trade needn't BE reciprocal on a 1:1 basis. Jamaica might run a surplus with other nations to balance its trade deficit with DR, no? Nations abound with surpluses and deficits with different trading partners.

On another note You do remember the trade preferential agreement that kept out better quality and lower price Bananas from Latin America into the European Common market years ago. That policy was meant to protect the small islands of the ex-colonial of England and France.

But that don't play anymore. Now grants and support will be given to a smaller group of nations and middle income nations like your Jamaica and others will have to measure up in the market place. Tough a going, man.
Written by: danny00, 14 Jun 2013 11:49 PM
From: United States, Acropolis 114 santo DOMINGO
Hello mr.Generoso. Thanks for the nice comment. I also hope and pray that your so-called mother gets the same as u wish on me. What's the matter u don't like the caca salami comment. All of u guys show your true colors. All of u really think your tough guys fool. Well u ought to try me out fool. U are just like one gang member, I don't need a gang idiot . U can't Handel the truth pu&@y can u bud?
Written by: danny00, 15 Jun 2013 12:03 AM
From: United States, Acropolis 114 santo DOMINGO
Think they should send your mother and u low- life back to your campo where u belong. I would say let's also send your father back there also but no one really knows who was the real father. Your mother still working the malecone In pop? I was told she was over the hill for that business 72y old why don't u give her a few dollars no one wants to pay for an old hag. Would u? Your fraud as the whole dr is. Nothin is real in the dr idiot U could not export 100 bills and sell them for .50cents. The only people that buy any thing from the dr is the Haitians. U make caca and u want to export it.
Written by: dannyOO, 15 Jun 2013 12:14 AM
From: United States, Acropolis 114 santo DOMINGO
...and yet I can't help but keep coming back for more.
I'm a Dominican ass kisser and love the smell of Dominican crotch.
Written by: PatDiamond, 15 Jun 2013 1:59 AM
From: Botswana, La reconnaissance est une lachete'
Best thing that ever happen to Haiti is Martelly government motto "Haiti is open for Business." Competition is good. Digicel just moved its Caribbean headquarter from Jamaica to Haiti ( cheaper taxes) Jamaica Boilers (poultry & eggs) which is now operating in Haiti have made more money in the Haitian market during the last two years than they have ever made in jamaica . Yah mofos can kiss your 2bil usd per year monopoly of the Haitian market good bye. Generoso keep your eggs and hold on to your panties mon.
Written by: dreadlocks, 15 Jun 2013 6:23 AM
From: United States
Pat, that would be Jamaica Broilers, not Boliers. just a minute little detail. thanks for all your information.
Written by: dreadlocks, 15 Jun 2013 6:28 AM
From: United States
says the dumb ass Atabey, who does not know if he is on foot, or riding a horse

Dready,

What a bone head reply. With trade ever more international YOU SHOULD FULLY UNDERSTAND that trade needn't BE reciprocal on a 1:1 basis. Jamaica might run a surplus with other nations to balance its trade deficit with DR, no? Nations abound with surpluses and deficits with different trading partners.

were you not the same sabelotodo chopo who said that Caricom nations do not want the DR in , because it will pulverise them? why would that matter, since balance of trade is not important, as you now say?

here is my suggestion to you. get ypur GED. then apply to some college that teaches Social Sciences. enrol in some classes on Basic Economics, then carry on to International trade. learn something, then come back and argue. you embarrass yourself, but it does not seem to matter, because you have no self respect, anyway

Written by: dreadlocks, 15 Jun 2013 6:34 AM
From: United States
first of all, Atabey, trade agreements are only made in terms of either tariffs, or quotas, or exclusions. the fact that there is a reciprocal arrangement between countries has no bearing on the balance of trade. the size of a country's productive capacity has no determinant effect on the balance of trade in goods. if that was the case, then the signing of DRCAFTA would have meant the end for Presidente beer, since Budweiser and Miller, plus Coors, have far bigger production capacities, and, by YOUR logic, should pulverize Presidente. also, Bacardi should have put an end to Brugal a long time ago, using the Atabey Logic.

you see, poor Atabey has no concept of international tradfe. whatever he thinks he knows comes from posting copy and paste articles. since he has no foundation, and no basic knowledge of the subject matter, he is all confused. it is embarrassing.
Written by: generoso, 15 Jun 2013 8:29 AM
From: Dominican Republic, +Sorry, No Habla Stupid+
danny00
Your mad bro? ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
You so used to the smell of rotten fish, you think is perfume rising from your chopa's a..lol
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