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Haiti - FLASH : Avalanche of taxes to Port-de-Paix
24/11/2017 08:32:18

Haiti - FLASH : Avalanche of taxes to Port-de-Paix
The Port-de-Paix City Council published in the official newspaper "Le Cappoisien" of the commune of Port-de-Paix in November 2017, a Municipal By-law regulating inter alia taxation in the transport sector and the installation of two toll booths in Port-de-Paix.

"[...]

Article 1 - It is instituted two toll booths and fixed points in Port-de-Paix, located in the following areas: Trois-Rivières Police Station and the Grigris Bridge to collect a daily contribution from any public transit vehicle that circulate inside the city and the one that enters the city.

Article 2 - An hour of departure is instituted for any bus carrying passengers to another department of the country, especially for those departing for Port-au-Prince: 3h30 am for non-air-conditioned buses and 6h00 am for passengers. air-conditioned buses

Article 3 - All buses, vans, sailboats and commercial aircraft are required to pay a daily contribution according to the cost of transport.

Article 4 - This requested contribution is distributed as follows :

a - The air-conditioned buses will pay one thousand (1,000.00) gourdes, accompanied by the passenger register;
b - Non-air-conditioned buses will pay six hundred (600.00) Gourdes, accompanied by the passenger register;
c- The containers will pay a thousand (1,000.00) Gourdes, accompanied by the copy of the manifest of materials that they transport;
d - Trucks carrying gasoline will pay one thousand (1000.00) Gourdes;
e - Ouanaminthe transport trucks will pay one thousand (1000.00) Gourdes for each trip;
f - The vans carrying the Port-de-Paix route to Saint-Louis du Nord will pay twenty-five (25.00) Gourdes for each trip;
g - The vans carrying the Port-de-Paix route to Gonaïves will pay three hundred (300.00) gourdes per day;
h - The vans carrying the Port-de-Paix route to Jean-Rabel will pay one hundred (100.00) Gourdes per day;
i - The sailboats will pay seventy-five gourds (75.00 gourdes) each time they enter or leave the boat port;
j - Trucks carrying materials such as sand, gravel, rock, etc... will pay two hundred (200) Gourdes on each trip and they will commit to give a day of service for the cleanliness of the city;
k - Vessels coming from abroad are subject to paying a shipping fee of twenty five thousand (25,000.00) Gourdes on behalf of the City Council;
l - All boats abandoned in the coastal area of the municipality of Port-de-Paix are obliged to pay a maritime fee of one thousand gourdes (1000.00) Gourdes per day;
m - Airplanes will pay the price of one passenger for each flight.

Article 4.1- All motorcycles that circulate throughout the municipal territory must be registered and identified by an AUTHORIZATION CARD issued by the City Council and all motorcycle taxi drivers must wear a suit clearly identified by a number given by the traffic service of town hall. The 125cc and 110cc motorbikes will pay two hundred and fifty (250) gourdes each month to the city's traffic and transportation bureau.

Article 4.2- It is strictly forbidden for any taxi-motorcycle driver to drive without the suit given by the city hall duly numbered.

Article 4.3- No 125cc motorcycle shall carry more than passengers.

Article 4.4- The number of passengers is two (2) people for motorcycles typo 125cc is one (1) only person for all other types.

Article 5 - It is strictly forbidden for any vehicle overloaded or in bad condition to circulate on public roads.

Article 6 - This measure is taken to regulate transport within the city and control this sector, therefore, drivers must contribute daily.

Article 7 - The offender, who for one reason or the other refuses to pay these contributions, is liable to a fine of five thousand gourdes (5,000.00 Gourdes). In case of recidivism, his vehicle or other will be confiscated. The restitution will be made after the payment of a value of ten thousand gourdes (10,000.00 Gourdes), without prejudice to the damages concerned.

Article 8- The collected funds will feed the account of the Municipality of Port-de-Paix for:

1 - Build Modern and Sustainable Road Stations;
2 - Maintain interurban roads, etc. ;
3 - Install signs;
4 - Facilitate the cleaning of the city and the cleaning of the canals.

Article 9 - The municipal administration is called upon to give a monthly report with transparency on the funds.

Article 10 - This decree will enter into force on the day of its publication in the official gazette of the Municipality of Port-de-Paix 'Le CAPPOISIEN'"


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