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It is not yet defined if Haiti will import fuel from the DR

Aún no está definido si Haití importará combustibles de RD

Haitian international media such as Le Nouvelliste have published the interest of Parque Caracol to buy fuel in the Dominican Republic to supply the industrial process and continue the work of more than 12,500 people and 12,500 indirect jobs, given the difficulty that the neighboring country is going through due to the chaos implanted by criminal gangs.

Faced with this dilemma, Listín Diario spoke with a Dominican businessman who negotiates with Haiti and is a partner in an important Haitian bus company, with the Minister of Industry and Commerce and Mipymes (MICM), Víctor-Ito-Bisonó Haza, who affirms that the company based in Haiti is the one that must explain how it will do it. In addition, with the expert on Haitian issues, the economist Luis Vargas, among others.

Currently, the Haitian gangs try to prevent all normality. Yesterday, the PNH (police) and the FADH (Armed Forces), in the midst of a firefight, tried to clear the Varreux fuel terminal in that country.

without the benefit
Minister Ito-Bisonó Haza explained that if the neighboring country requires fuel from the DR, they would in no way take advantage of local prices, because “The subsidy that the Government applies to fuels is limited exclusively to marketing in the country.”

Similarly, Efraín Beras, owner of Beras Express and Bridport, told this outlet that the Haitian situation makes any type of negotiation impossible and no company assumes that risk.

He explained that he has sold AC-30 in Haiti, a product derived from petroleum and used to pave streets, always placing it on the border and from there the Haitians paid the taxes, because the tax exemption is only for use in the DR.

Haiti is paralyzed.
Entering Haiti is uncertain, and no company will do so in the current situation, Beras added. He indicated that it is a very high risk to negotiate in Haiti and fuel could only be sold from the border if the Dominican Government authorizes it, prior to fulfilling multiple MICM requirements, to nationalize it and then export it (re-export).

Also, It would be necessary to verify if the Haitian docks are in conditions to receive them.A report from arosnew.com indicates that the Caracol Industrial Park will buy fuel in the Dominican Republic and that since last Sunday it would close its doors due to the depletion of fuel reserves in its power plant, while the international company Nreca warned that it would provide energy until certain hour for the same reason.

The fuel used by NRECA is at the Varreux terminal, intervened yesterday by the PNH and the FADH.

Varreux fuel terminal, a storage center located north of the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, where 70% of the country’s fuel is stored, has been converted into a “barricade zone”, under the control of the gang headed by Jimmy Sheizier, known as “Barbecue”.

Access to these facilities is impossible. “Nothing moves” there, the digital portal Le Nouvelliste, published by Dominican Today, wrote on Thursday.

ComplexityThe purchase of fuel would be made through a distribution company with links in France, in dollars and until the security forces manage to replace the “gourde” (Haitian currency) with the American currency and thus replace the State in the fuel business. fuels, according to the economist, Luis Vargas, member of the Unit for Haitian Studies, of the Study Center, Father José Luis Alemán, of the PCMM.

For Vargas, the announcement of buying fuel in the DR is not unusual, since “The French mega energy corporation Total has just absorbed the network of Sunix stations”.

The fuel used by the NRECA company is at the Varreux terminal, intervened yesterday by the PNH and the FADH.

“We are facing a recomposition of political power in Haiti, especially after the American accusation that groups of Haitians, among others those related to electricity and oil derivatives, are behind nothing more and nothing less than the armed gangs in all the territory of Haiti.

This issue is exciting and no less worrying for the destiny of Haiti and the DR”, explained the economist Luis Vargas.

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