Following the court decision that temporarily suspended the Port Lafito container delivery activities as a result of an investigation into the release of 16 containers without customs inspections, the Management of Port Lafito SA, informs that it resumed its services on Thursday, April 25, 2019 hhttps://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-27567-haiti-flash-the-mci-strike-and-the-closure-of-port-lafiteau-seriously-threaten-the-textile-industry.html and deeply regrets all the inconveniences caused by the temporary closure of its facilities and is working tirelessly to mitigate the negative effects of this unexpected interruption of its services.
The Management also want to make a clear and categorical denial of the allegations of smuggling and illegal imports that have circulated in recent days in the media and on social networks,highlighting that Port Lafito “continues to work in close collaboration with the authorities concerned to shed light on the incident and to establish the truth of the facts.”
The Management and Port Lafito S.A. maintains its commitment to improve the communication with the State authorities of the sector with the permanent objective to reinforce all the governing procedures in this matter. However, it points out that “the sudden suspension of the operations of public service enterprises of this type adversely affects the capital investment in Haiti and the national productive apparatus and generates substantial losses for the business sector and the economy of the country.”
“The Port Lafito reiterates its full commitment to the development of the port, industrial and commercial sector in Haiti, evidenced by the importance of its investments and unequivocally reaffirms that its operations adhere to the highest international standards and this in accordance with international regulations and to the laws of the Republic.”