Dominican Republic suspends banana exports to stabilize prices

In an attempt to stabilize prices, the Dominican Republic has suspended banana exports. Joel Santos Echavarría, Minister of the Presidency and president of the National Council for Food and Nutritional Sovereignty and Security (Conassan), said that the measure will be reviewed in 30 days.

Last Thursday, Santos Echavarría suspended the export of whole bananas, to guarantee the stability of the prices of this product. The decision, taken through Resolution 05-2023, establishes that the measure will take effect from Monday, September 18, and will be reviewed in 30 days; it instructs the Ministry of Agriculture to notify, through the corresponding channels.


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