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Haiti - Health : Towards a solution to the ban imports of Dominican products...?
12/06/2013 10:05:32

Haiti - Health : Towards a solution to the ban imports of Dominican products...?
After a meeting led by President Danilo Medina at the National Palace in Santo Domingo, Luis Ramon Rodriguez, the Dominican Minister of Agriculture announced that a significant governmental Commission of the Dominican Republic will travel to Haiti this Wednesday, June 12, 2013 to meet with officials from neighboring countries to try to find an amicable and lasting solution, on the irregular ban of export of poultry, eggs and live animals imposed since last Friday by Haiti.

Remember that following this unilateral interdiction from Haiti, without consultation with neighboring authorities, the latter and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), have since confirmed in a joint statement, that no one case of case of bird flu or swine flu in the Dominican Republic was recorded and that it was probably a confusion between virus A / H1N1 (seasonal human flu) which can not be transmitted to animals and avian influenza H5N1

In addition, Dr. Jacques Boncy, Head of the National Laboratory of MSPP, confirms that infection with influenza A / H1N1, is not done by the consumption of food, but from person to person [like any flu].

This Dominican Commission will consist of Luis Ramon Rodriguez, Minister of Agriculture, José del Castillo, Minister of Commerce, Freddy Hidalgo, Minister of Health, Ambassador Roberto Martinez Villanueva and Jean Alain Rodriguez, Director of the Center for Export and Investments of the Dominican Republic (CEI-RD).

The members of the Commission should first go to the Dominican Embassy in Haiti and then move to the Ministry of Economy and Finance, where they will meet at 11:00 am, the Dr. Florence Guillaume Duperval, the Minister of public Health, Wilson Laleau, Minister of Trade and have Industry and Thomas Jacques, Minister of Agriculture "The preparations and negotiations are well advanced and we heard that tomorrow [Wednesday] we will have a final resolution of this case," declared confident, the Dominican Minister of Agriculture...

See also :
http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-8767-haiti-health-tense-situation-between-the-dominican-republic-and-haiti.html
http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-8751-haiti-health-apn-on-high-alert.html
http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-8747-haiti-health-import-ban-a-serious-misunderstanding.html
http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-8735-haiti-notice-import-ban-on-poultry-eggs-and-live-animals-from-dominican-republic.html

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