January-February exports jump 44%
Santo Domingo.- National exports, not including free zones, jumped 44% between January and February compared with the same period in 2012, Dominican Republic Export and Investment Center (CEI-RD) director Jean Alain Rodriguez affirmed Wednesday.
He said exports in the first two months in 2012 were US$390 million, climbing to US$560 million this year, or US$170 million more.
“Dominican exports continue to grow thanks to the different mechanisms implemented by president Danilo Medina, in support of small and medium enterprises, which have boosted this sector,” the official said, and announced the Dominican Agribusiness Board’s (JAD) 4th annual International Nourishment, Tobacco and Beverages Fair 2013, hosted by several government agencies and private groups.
The event, slated from May 23 to 25 at Santo Domingo’s Renaissance Jaragua Hotel, aims to promote and sell Dominican agro products both locally and abroad.
The Fair attracts buyers from the U.S., Canada, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Caribbean Islands, Spain, France, UK, Germany, Portugal, Italy, Netherlands, Japan, Taiwan, Korea and other markets.
JAD director Osmar Benitez said that leading Haitian agro-export companies will participate in this year’s event, to contribute to that country’s development. “The 2013 Fair will be a real opportunity to have direct contact with hundreds of Dominican producers who exhibit the most extensive offerings of fruits, vegetables and processed foods, cigars and beverages.”
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