Yesterday the Industrial Association of the Dominican Republic (AIRD) issued an urgent request for the authorities to take over the defense of the productive sectors and especially the industrial sector, in the face of the constant non-tariff barriers placed on Dominican products and that which at the present time is being faced by the plastics industry.
Ligia Bonetti, the AIRD president, talked about the Haitian media reporting that the Council of Ministers of that country approved a decree that prohibits the production, import, sale and use in any form of polyethylene bags and containers of expanded polystyrene (EPS or PS crystal or polystyrene), such as is used for individual foods, such as glasses, bottles, bags and plates. She indicated that the order will go into effect on 1 August 2013 and that any shipment of articles of this type will be confiscated by the customs authorities and that the owners will be sanctioned according to the Haitian Customs Code.
Nevertheless, she has been informed that they are currently confiscating products. via – DiarioLibre.com