Free zones pace 17% jump in exports this year
Santo Domingo.- Dominican Republic Exports and Investment Center (CEI-RD) director Jean Alain Rodriguez on Tuesday revealed a 17% jump in exports thus far this year, noting that they’re “going well.”
He said shipments of flowers, fresh fruit and vegetables and medical devices to the United States have increased, as part of president Danilo Medina’s policies of promoting exports. “Tenaciously, President Medina is visiting different towns all weekends and provides funding. All this to increase domestic production.”
He said the country’s export production has jumped 7% (to US$5 billion) from the industrial free zones in the first half, and 30% from the national sectors (to US$4.8 billion), for a total of US$9.8 billion
Rodriguez also revealed that the country currently exports 3,152 product lines to 170 countries.
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