Monday, January 30, 2023

Dominican government lifts egg export restriction

The Dominican Government lifted the restriction on the export of eggs, which had been established at the beginning of the month to prevent the increase in the price of the product in the country.

This was reported by the Minister of the Presidency, Joel Santos Echavarría, who recalled that the measure was ordered by resolution number 01-2023, issued by the National Council for Food and Nutrition Sovereignty (Conassan), which ordered the suspension of exports made from the Dominican Republic, for a period of 15 days.

“As of this Wednesday, the restriction for the export of eggs from the Dominican Republic was lifted, so that trade and producers can continue with the work of marketing eggs in international markets,” he said.

In the last extraordinary session of Conassan, the Minister of Agriculture, Limber Cruz, reported that the export of this product had grown to represent between 15 and 20 percent of total production, which is why it temporarily threatened the supply of the local market.

Due to the over-demand that was causing the shortage of eggs in the Dominican Republic, the resolution was issued.

Despite the volatility of the costs of the main raw materials, the Dominican poultry sector maintains a growth and dialogue strategy with the Dominican Government, to guarantee a timely, quality supply at fair prices.

In this sense, the members of the Dominican Poultry Association (ADA) promised to continue increasing the supply of eggs in the country, which is projected at more than 15%.

The restriction on the export of eggs was implemented with the aim of guaranteeing the food sovereignty of the population and avoiding shortages and instability in the prices of this product.

The resolution indicated that the suspension of egg exports would be reviewed by the Council, prior to the expiration of the indicated period of validity.

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