Dominican government stops flour exports

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The Minister of Industry, Commerce and MSMEs, Victor -Ito- Bisonó, reported that based on monitoring prices and availability in the local market of the products of the basic basket, they have determined to temporarily suspend the export of flour.

The decision seeks to guarantee the food sovereignty of Dominicans and avoid shortages and instability in the prices of this product and its derivatives.

According to the monitoring carried out by the MICM, flour exports have increased by 70% between January-October 2022, compared to the same period in 2021, and although there is installed capacity to cover the needs of the local market and companies guarantee domestic consumption of flour, the government has decided to establish a transitory restriction on the export of this nationally produced product, regardless of the export market.

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