Haiti is a poor country and cannot negotiate from a position...

Ricart - October 13 2015, 5:51 PM

Haiti is a poor country and cannot negotiate from a position of power with the Dominican Republic (the latter has an economy that is 6 to 7 times larger than that of Haiti).

Haiti has 10.32 million mouths to feed and it does not produce enough livestock or food crops to feed the population.

Michel Martelly is currently under immense pressure by economic sectors in Haiti and the Dominican Republic to lift the ban on the 23 Dominican products; in protest, the powerful National Federation of Dominican Transportation (Fenatrado) is blocking its trucks from entering Haiti and they are preventing the entry of Haitians in possession of passport or a Dominican visa to DR; furthermore, merchants of Ouanaminthe and other Haitian residents living near the Dominican border are protesting against the Government's decision due to the shortages faced by their companies.

The Dominican Republic filed a complaint against Haiti at the World Trade Organization, which is backed by Panama, Ecuador, Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Colombia.

Therefore, the lifting of an ill-conceived embargo against the Dominican Republic should be the least of Haiti's problems.

Related Article:

Haiti - President Martelly Heavily Criticized for Meeting Danilo Medina on Dominican Territory

Haiti-Dominican Crisis Update -- Haiti President Michel Martelly is on the HOT SEAT today... Martelly is being criticized heavily by the Haitian...

REPLY to this message

Return to Message List