National Rice Sector Suffers Worst Threat in 100 Years


La Vega. The entry into force this year of the tariff dismantling of rice imports from the United States constitutes the worst threat in a hundred years to the national production of this cereal in the country, according to businessmen grouped in this sector. They say that this measure threatens the survival of 30 thousand producers, 80 thousand direct workers, and thousands of shareholders and employees of the 300 factories or agro-industries that operate in the Dominican Republic. They explained that the imports of subsidized rice in their countries of origin without paying tariffs would break the national production of one of the main lines of the Dominican agricultural economy in a few months, generating poverty, unemployment, and other serious economic and social consequences. The warning was made in La […]

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