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Santo Domingo.- Dominican Republic’s business leaders propose charging Haiti at the World Trade Organization and other international bodies for imposing non-tariff barriers to local exports, in the heels of Port-au-Prince’s months-long ban on the imports of eggs, chickens, and plastic products as of last week.

Haiti’s Private Sector Economic Forum approved the restrictions against Dominican products Last week, and also asked their government to bolster controls at the border.

Haiti’s measures prompted the Herrera and Santo Domingo province Industries Association to ask the newly inducted Trade Protection Commission be on the alert for any investigation initiated by Haiti on Dominican Republic’s alleged dumping.

"We hope this entity, as it has done on other occasions, assume the defense of national production, despite that Haiti relies on unproven allegations, an exercise that we consider very unfortunate," said Association president Victor Castro.

He said the Government should be energetic and defend the country before the WTO and the Trade Agreement with the European Union (EPA), of which Dominican Republic and Haiti are full members.

Castro acknowledged that the Dominican government has made every effort to resolve the trade dispute from the bilateral perspective, but noted that Haiti’s lack of response will force the country to go to world trade bodies. "We’re seeing a disturbing trend: non-tariff barriers meats, poultry, eggs, and now to polyethylene bags and packaging. With what other surprises will Haiti come up with tomorrow?”

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Written by: zooma, 22 Jul 2013 8:15 AM
From: United States, and Dominican Republic

There are so many hidden agendas, lies, half truths, and fact in this mix of tarrif barriers and restrictions that if presented to the WTO their authorities would throw up their hands in disbelief and frustration. They would have no idea where to begin to sort out the mess and would resort to berating the representatives of the Dominican business interests for having the audacity to address the matter in the forum.

Written by: generoso, 22 Jul 2013 8:20 AM
From: Dominican Republic, ****Raise your words, not your voice. Rain grows food, not thunder.****
Haiti is conducting economic violence with the DR, selectively boycotting Dominican products, nothing new though, as Haiti has a policy of exporting their poor to DR, at 2 million illegals and counting.
Just like a person without liability insurance in an auto collision, they just don't give a damn, because even if you win the argument, how is one going to collect?
Written by: josean, 22 Jul 2013 8:24 AM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016



Saint Danilo should go to court to expose Narco Lie-onel's manipulation!


PS

I thought we did not need Haiti?







Written by: dreadlocks, 22 Jul 2013 9:11 AM
From: United States
says zooma

Written by: zooma, 22 Jul 2013 8:15 AM
From: United States

There are so many hidden agendas, lies, half truths, and fact in this mix of tarrif barriers and restrictions that if

these are not tariff barriers. they are non-tariff barriers
Written by: JHCL2016, 22 Jul 2013 9:20 AM
From: Dominican Republic, EN PUNTA CANA: Jose H Con Leonel 2016!


Even the mosquitos and flies are needed to feed the birds y largartijaros...

8-D
Written by: JHCL2016, 22 Jul 2013 9:32 AM
From: Dominican Republic, EN PUNTA CANA: Jose H Con Leonel 2016!


ONLY IN DR...


3 women's bodies found wrapped in plastic
cnn.com/2013/07/22/us/ohio-bodies-found/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

( ';' )
Written by: zooma, 22 Jul 2013 9:33 AM
From: United States, and Dominican Republic

Dready,

Yes, there are tariff barriers and restrictions.

My previous post was not concise as it is more about the causes/purposes/reasons of the hidden agendas, lies, half truths, and fact.

Written by: chilliwestaziz, 22 Jul 2013 9:40 AM
From: Jamaica
I thought that the DR media was printing that the DR will get its products sold to Venezuela and other countries and really does not require Haiti as a customer. Who is crying now? Sue your customer hoping that someone will change their import policy. What a joke.

Did the family of the Haitian guy who got his head chopped off because the DR's more civilized people decided to exercise a bit of retaliatory punishment on an innocent man sue??? Did the DR provide a huge payoff to his family?

In my opinion, if the Haitians continue to buy products from the DR knowing how the Dominicans really feel about them, they deserve what they get.
Written by: tunbagobierno, 22 Jul 2013 10:08 AM
From: United States
Do you know why that Haitian national got his head chopped off?
Written by: tunbagobierno, 22 Jul 2013 10:14 AM
From: United States
Haitians are asking their government to "bolster control at the border"...

How about controling their illegal crossing of the border?

Dominicans need to buckle up and take their business somewhere else.
Written by: josean, 22 Jul 2013 10:20 AM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016


Flash………the Haitians will lift the Ban on Eggs if they get A Lie-onel “Model” Barrick “Stold” style contract, where they get 97 Eggs for 3 Pesos!


Written by: chilliwestaziz, 22 Jul 2013 10:59 AM
From: Jamaica
My understanding is that the guy who got his head chopped off was just a Haitian body and face; a completely innocent man. The mob was unable to capture the actual perpetrator (man accused of allegedly killing a Dominican guy over money he was owed by the Dominican) since he had fled; so, they decided to satisfy their thirst for revenge and chopped off the head of an innocent man. These are the so-called Spanish Christians who pack the churches and revere the Roman Catholic faith who are practicing 'an eye for an eye'. EXCEPT.... They somehow got their 'eyes' mixed up and an innocent man is dead. A little uncivilized criminality wrapped up and packaged up as justice.
Written by: chilliwestaziz, 22 Jul 2013 11:02 AM
From: Jamaica
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Written by: chilliwestaziz, 22 Jul 2013 11:09 AM
From: Jamaica
What would be so hard for your millionaire business industrialists to invest in Haiti? This is the way Haiti is proceeding and this seems to be their future plan forward. Makes perfect sense. If you want to continue selling to Haiti, you have to put some infrastructure there and hire Haitians there and pay income taxes there. You will still make money relative to your margins and you are guaranteed a Haitian customer. Jamaica is doing it as I write. We have people there right now investing in egg production and feed milling.
Written by: anbro2007, 22 Jul 2013 11:44 AM
From: United States
Civil war is on his way. Haiti did prepare during the last 15 years to get the lead. That's why 1,000,000 Haitians are already in the D.R.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Written by: tunbagobierno, 22 Jul 2013 12:27 PM
From: United States
Chilli,you say the man was an innocent soul.
That's up for debate :

listindiario.com/la-republica/2009/5/2/99867/Decapitan-en-plena-calle-a-un-haitiano-en-barrio-de-Herrera
Written by: tunbagobierno, 22 Jul 2013 12:34 PM
From: United States
I would like your oppinion on this case right here:

"Haitian citizens decapitate Dominican man when asking for rent money"

noticiassin.com/2013/05/turba-de-haitiano-corta-la-cabeza-de-propietario-que-le-reclamaba-pago-pension/
Written by: tunbagobierno, 22 Jul 2013 12:43 PM
From: United States
Or this one:

"Haitan national decapitated by 5 of his country men "

diariolibre.com/noticias_det.php?id=195593&l=1
Written by: chilliwestaziz, 22 Jul 2013 2:15 PM
From: Jamaica
tunbagobierno,

I actually have a lot of respect for the way you come across. I can see that you are a gentleman. You can try to make your case 1,0000 ways to next year but the bottom line is that any kind of lawless activity is wrong; wouldn't you agree? Dominicans doing it, Haitians doing it, Jamaicans doing it....wrong! wrong! wrong! And trust me, I will be the first to tell you that I love my Jamaican people but there are some over here that should be exterminated because of their horrendous crimes. Keep that in mind when you go on defending the scum of your society.
Written by: the_haitian, 22 Jul 2013 2:19 PM
From: United States, west orange new jersey
man i thought dr did not need haitian. if so stop crying
Written by: the_haitian, 22 Jul 2013 2:23 PM
From: United States, west orange new jersey
Remember the buyer has more power then the seller. Unless the seller is the only one that has that product. In that case the US will invade and take it.hahahahahahahjajajajjajajaja
Written by: ROMYP, 22 Jul 2013 6:55 PM
From: Netherlands, AMSTERDAM
Now DR have to see we Haitian are the power of your economy. Youn can't have it both way Dominican treat Haitian people like sh!t, now DR must kiss my @$$. We don't need your f#ck!ng b#llcr@p anymore.
Written by: jambdebois, 22 Jul 2013 10:38 PM
From: United States
Economic violence? Come on general, cojerlo suave!!! This is a chess match; make sure you protect king and queen, avoid checkmate!!! You have been an advocator of DR total isolation from the west!!!
Don't forget, the bird cannot fly too far with one wing.
A bid of honesty will go a long way, if not for Haiti but for the totality of the trading échiquier accross la isla!!!
I will not condone western misbehavior nor should any fair minded be oblivient to eastern all for me and I'll set you free mentality!!!
I've seen it in the U.S when engaged in any type of diologues with severely subeducated Dominicans would profess their superiority over me. But yet unable to articulate rudimentary level spanish, totally mute in english and earn less than one percent of my wage while living and functioning in deplorable conditioning.
It is time to push and reset the arogance button and join the 21st century!!
Written by: airgordo, 22 Jul 2013 10:50 PM
From: Dominican Republic
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Written by: chilliwestaziz,
From: Jamaica
I thought that the DR media was printing that the DR will get its products sold to Venezuela and other countries and really does not require Haiti as a customer. Who is crying now? Sue your customer hoping that someone will change their import policy. What a joke.

Did the family of the Haitian guy who got his head chopped off because the DR's more civilized people decided to exercise a bit of retaliatory punishment on an innocent man sue??? Did the DR provide a huge payoff to his family?

In my opinion, if the Haitians continue to buy products from the DR knowing how the Dominicans really feel about them, they deserve what they get.
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Hey Wise Guy!! WHAT about the family of the woman a Haitian ex-diplomat KILLED yesterday on Dajabon? IS SHE entitle to a Payment or SHE was a piece of Sh!t ??

elcaribe.com.do/2013/07/22/muere-mujer-chocada-por-jeepeta-conducida-por-alegado-exconsul-haitiano
Written by: airgordo, 22 Jul 2013 11:02 PM
From: Dominican Republic
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Written by: jambdebois, 22 Jul 2013 10:38 PM
From: United States

Don't forget, the bird cannot fly too far with one wing.
A bid of honesty will go a long way, if not for Haiti but for the totality of the trading échiquier accross la isla!!!
I will not condone western misbehavior nor should any fair minded be oblivient to eastern all for me and I'll set you free mentality!!!
I've seen it in the U.S when engaged in any type of diologues with severely subeducated Dominicans would profess their superiority over me. But yet unable to articulate rudimentary level spanish, totally mute in english and earn less than one percent of my wage while living and functioning in deplorable conditioning.
It is time to push and reset the arogance button and join the 21st century!!
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Funny that you bring that up, i KNOW for sure there are not one or two BUT HUNDREDS of THOUSANDS Subeducated on your people that earn less than one percent of what i make as well!!
Written by: RoyStone, 23 Jul 2013 9:04 AM
From: Australia
Hey, talking about taking countries to court, what happened to the Dominican Republic's attempt to sue Australia over their proposed plain cigarette packaging laws?
Written by: anbro2007, 23 Jul 2013 5:06 PM
From: United States
Hey Roy, what a question. Of course it went up in smoke!!!!!!
Written by: jambdebois, 23 Jul 2013 8:38 PM
From: United States
Airgordo,
You carry your fat excess weigh in the wrong area, your brain! What you have stated in reply to my statement is correct but out of context. Go back and read my post once more and if you cannot conceptionalize, will be happy to simplify.
I am not talking about your 25 cents above min salary you are earning; was refering to arrogance from losers!!!
Anyway, you feel you need to insert your imbecility your aknowledgement!!! You have been recognized!!!!
Written by: Haitian4Life, 23 Jul 2013 8:45 PM
From: Haiti
ANMWE FOUT! Without a trade agreenent, that case is automatically dismissed!
Written by: generoso, 24 Jul 2013 6:28 PM
From: Dominican Republic, ****Raise your words, not your voice. Rain grows food, not thunder.****
haitianforlifekaka
Unguet!
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