Coffee growing regions in Haiti can be found close to the border in the Sud-Est, Centre and Nord-Est Departments. The Dominican coffee industry is significantly larger than its Haitian counterpart, and anecdotal evidence points to its demand for high quality coffee beans stretching beyond the border. The price offered by Dominican buyers is attractive to Haitian growers with an established demand. It is therefore likely that coffee makes up one of the largest informal exports to the DR.
Second hand clothes or “pepe” is observed at the border points to be one of the primary exports to the DR through informal means, with Dominican traders coming from all over the country to buy these goods in bulk to resell elsewhere.
Various other second hand products, often electronics, are also said to be an important informal export.
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