“At issue is whether there are effective border controls in place to allow the government of Haiti to raise tax revenue and ensure the entry of goods and products that meet global standards,” Edmunds commented. “Also of concern should be whether the government of the Dominican Republic is encouraging what some would call, the effective dumping of product into the Haitian market through illegal border crossings within it’s territory,” he continued.
The piece explores the fact that there is a nascent egg and poultry industry in Haiti, with Caribbean investors that is being challenged by unfair practices and that at risk is also the livelihood of the Haitian small farmer. "The situation appears to challenge the credibility of many and whether Haiti is truly open for investment,"
Edmunds’ most recent piece is posted on the blog www.onthecaribbean.com, where other pieces on Cuba, Drugs and Security in the Caribbean and Tourism can also be found. Edmunds tweets @theedmundsgroup.com and can be reached at email@example.com. His corporate website is www.theedmundsgroup.com.