New contribution to tourism and business DR-Canada
First flight landed at AILA of new Toronto-Santo Domingo route
On Air Canada flight 1722, which marks the historic beginning of the route, the ambassador of the Dominican Republic to Canada, Michelle Cohen, arrived on board, with the support of the diplomatic legation and the ministries of Foreign Affairs and Tourism, worked towards this achievement.
December 16, 2021
Punta Caucedo, Las Américas Airport.- The Dominican embassy in Canada announced today the formal start of direct flights Toronto-Santo Domingo, a new route that will contribute to the dynamization of trade, business relations and tourism from that north country.
Air Canada Flight 1722, which marks the historic beginning of the route, departed this Thursday from Toronto Pearson International Airport and landed at 2:10 in the afternoon at Las Américas International Airport José Francisco Peña Gómez with Dominican ambassador Michelle Cohen on board.
Cohen, who formally communicated the event to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Roberto Álvarez, indicated that the event is the result of the efforts of the Dominican diplomatic mission in Canada, in the context of the reactivation of the flow of tourism and commercial exchange between both countries.
Expressed that the management was assumed following the guidelines of President Luis Abinader, Álvarez and the Minister of Tourism, David Collado.
The pilots of the plane are Captain Nagel Jackson and Cristopher Sephens, followed by the rest of the crew Lovleen Chowhan, Bianca Finucan, Erica Poirier and María Paula Peralta.
"Today begins a new stage for our tourism industry, further strengthening the ties between the Dominican Republic and Canada," said Cohen at the brief official flight reception ceremony.
Affirmed that fundamental parts "of the singular effort to connect two important metropolises" are the ministries of Foreign Relations, Tourism, the Dominican Embassy in Canada and Air Canada, which has shown extraordinary confidence in the Dominican Republic market.
Air Canada flight 1722 was received by Mónika Infante, General Director and CEO and Fabien Gourdon, Commercial Director of Aerodom, the company that manages Las Américas International Airport José Francisco José Francisco Peña Gómez.
“We are very excited to be able to offer this direct flight option to the Toronto airport, with which we will be able to receive more tourists from Canada, as well as the broad Dominican community in Toronto and frequent business travelers, who will be able to travel directly to Santo Domingo on Airbus A321 and benefit from the high level of service proposed by Air Canada”, highlighted Gourdon.
Recently, the embassy of the Dominican Republic in Canada coordinated a mission of businessmen and representatives of the Canadian government that developed a broad institutional, business and cooperation agenda in the country.
Trade, development, investment, industry, tourism, cooperation for environmental sanitation projects and other areas will be the topics of interest during interactions with different public and private sectors.
DR Embassy in Canada lights up Niagara Falls for elimination of violence against women
Project the orange color and the colors of the national flag to join millions of voices around the world who cry out for respect for the rights of women and girls.
November 26, 2021
Ottawa, Canada.- The Embassy of the Dominican Republic in Canada, on behalf of the Dominican Government, illuminated with the orange color and those of the national flag, Niagara Falls, among the most recognized natural resources in the world, on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
The information was offered by Ambassador Michelle Cohen, who pointed out that this is the first time that this initiative has been carried out. "We have chosen these beautiful tributaries as a symbol of spiritual purity and cleanliness, which nourishes our lands and reflects the life that every woman who inhabits our land should enjoy," the Dominican diplomatic legation highlighted in a statement.
She indicated that with the illumination of the falls, the Dominican Republic joins millions of voices around the world that cry out for respect for the rights of women and girls.
“This day, which crystallizes before the eyes of the world with the historic feat of our butterflies, Patria, Minerva and María Teresa, reminds us every year of the challenges we face to achieve equitable treatment between men and women and to put a stop to aggression and discrimination”, he proclaimed.
Cohen thanked the government of Canada and the Niagara Falls Illumination Board for facilitating the Dominican decision to send a message to the world from the iconic falls.
The Niagara Falls Illumination Council was established in 1925 and is integrated by the City of Niagara Falls, New York State in the United States, the City of Niagara Falls, Province Ontario in Canada, The Niagara Parks Commission, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historical Preservation, Ontario Power Generation, New York Power Authority.
November 8, 2021
Santo Domingo, D.N._ In keeping with one of the main axes of Dominican foreign policy, that of defending and promoting democracy and human right, the government rejects the electoral simulation carried out by the Nicaraguan government this past Sunday, November 7.
This electoral process lacked the minimum guarantees necessary to qualify it as fair, free and competitive; since it was marked by the arrests of numerous and important leaders of the Nicaraguan opposition and social movements, the breakdown of institutions, as well as unjustified restrictions against the media and civil society.
According to Article 1 of the Inter-American Democratic Charter, democracy is a consecrated right of the American peoples and an obligation of all States to promote and defend it. As stated in article 5: "The strengthening of parties and other political organizations is a priority for democracy."
The Dominican government cannot remain silent in the face of situations that threaten the basic pillars of democracy, whose raison d'être is precisely to ensure that political struggles take place within the framework of respect for the rule of law and the necessary guarantees for the validity of fundamental freedoms.
We urge the Nicaraguan government to release political prisoners and take appropriate actions to return to the path of democracy. We call on the authorities to put Nicaragua's interest first and work to guarantee the full observance of human rights.
The countries of the continent must adopt, within the framework of the standards of the organization of American States (OAS), all the necessary actions to protect Nicaraguan democracy, creating a space for political dialogue that all allows to return to democratic constitutionality.
October 21, 2021
Santo Domingo.- During a meeting with 25 companies and representatives of public entities of Canada, Biviana Riveiro Disla, executive director of the Center for Exportation and Investment of the Dominican Republic (ProDominicana), promoted investment opportunities in the tourism sectors, App projects, free zones and the reactivation of bilateral economic relations between both countries, adding that with the promotion and reopening of flights that will drive investments and exports, as well as the arrival of tourists.
In the meeting with the Dominican ambassador to Canada, Michelle Cohen, the companies explored the advantages of investing in the Dominican Republic. Riveiro pointed out that there are some 30 Canadian capital companies generating more than 9,000 direct jobs: "Between our economic and institutional stability, as well as our strategic location, we are a commercial partner that offers great opportunities to companies with investment projects," he added.
On her side, Cohen expressed her satisfaction with the work and effort made by the Dominican government in the search for more and better investments for the country and urged to continue fostering approaches for the creation of new business opportunities between public and private entities of Canada and the Dominican Republic. She emphasized that "there is a firm will to consolidate a cultural and commercial relationship that benefits both nations."
It is important to note that the commercial exchange between Canada and the Dominican Republic, in the period 2016 to September 2021, ascend to US $ 4,123.6 million. Of these, 74 percent correspond to Dominican exports. In general, the sectors in which we have the greatest presence of Canadian capital are mining, free zones and real estate.
-Presidency of the Dominican Republic
October 19, 2021
Santo Domingo de Guzmán, Dominican Republic._ Foreign Minister Roberto Álvarez received a visit from a mission of Canadian businessmen interested in investing in the Dominican Republic in the areas of trade, development, investment, industry, tourism, cooperation for environmental sanitation projects and others.
Minister Álvarez explained that with this meeting the work agenda of these businessmen in the country began. “You are in a nation with an excellent investment climate, reinforced by the efforts of the Dominican Government to combat corruption and impunity. In addition, we have a free zone regime that generates investment facilities, and we have macroeconomic stability," added the foreign minister.
The arrival in the country of this high-level business mission was coordinated by the Embassy of the Dominican Republic in Canada, and its ambassador Michelle Cohen, who also had the support of the Vice Ministry for Economic Affairs and International Cooperation. This mission represents the first of its kind to arrive since that nation opened its borders after the pandemic.
“The mixed multisectoral business mission seeks to reactivate bilateral relations between Canada and the Dominican Republic, an ideal space for the discussion of new joint strategies between Dominican and Canadian multisectoral entities for the reactivation and dynamization of tourism, the increase of trade flows and attract more investments," said Ambassador Cohen.
This visit is part of the efforts made by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to promote axis number two of foreign policy: promoting exports and foreign direct investment to create jobs.
The Vice Minister for Economic Affairs and International Cooperation, Ambassador Hugo Francisco Rivera Fernández, made a presentation on the opportunities we offer as a country to investors, also indicated that we are the logistics HUB in the region, being the 6th country with the highest connectivity in Latin America.
Also present at the meeting were the Vice Minister of Bilateral Foreign Policy, José Julio Gómez; the Director of Trade Promotion and Investment, Mariana Ambrad; and the adviser for commercial affairs of the Ministry, Ariel Gautreaux.
The ambassador, general director for Central America and the Caribbean of Canada, Sylvia Cesaratto, and Christine Laberge, Canadian ambassador in the Dominican Republic, together with Cohen integrate the official bilateral staff that in Dominican territory will accompany the mission in its work agenda and meetings that ends on October 22.
These businessmen also plan to maintain interactions with the Presidency of the Dominican Republic, Senate, ministries of Defense, Industry and Commerce, Tourism, Environment, Energy and Mines and the Reserve Bank.
Furthermore, the Export and Investment Center of the Dominican Republic (Pro Dominicana), the General Directorate of Public-Private Partnerships, the National Institute of Potable Water and Sewerage (INAPA) and the Santo Domingo Aqueduct and Sewerage Corporation (CAASD).
As part of the mission activities, there will be a visit to the Guajimía gully by the representative of the Canadian Commercial Corporation and delegates from Global Affairs Canada. The latter entity will also hold a meeting with the Minister of the Interior and Police, Jesús Vásquez Martínez.
It will also make contacts with the National Council of Private Enterprise (CONEP), the National Council of Free Zones (in a visit to the free zone Parque Industrial de las Américas) and the Dominican-Canadian Chamber.
The agenda will close on Friday October 22 with the seminar "How to export to Canada: business opportunities in the Canadian market, a market full of opportunities", in digital version.
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October 18, 2021
In order to promote trade, investment, industry, tourism, cooperation and exchange of an innovative and scientific nature, the mission marks the reactivation of relations between the Dominican Republic and Canada at the end of the border closure that had been imposed the COVID-19 pandemic
Santo Domingo Dominican Republic. - The embassy of the Dominican Republic in Canada coordinates a mission of businessmen and representatives of the Canadian government that develops in the country a broad institutional, business and cooperation agenda starting this Monday, October 18, within the framework of the reopening and the strengthening the bilateral relations of both nations.
The exchange activity, which is the first with the Dominican Republic since Canada reopened its borders, is coordinated by Ambassador Michelle Cohen and has the participation of a group of Canadian representatives, who have the objective of exploring market opportunities, investments, trade, tourism and different areas of cooperation.
"The mixed multisectoral business mission seeks to reactivate bilateral relations between Canada and the Dominican Republic, by identifying opportunities in investment, tourism, trade and exchange of an innovative and scientific nature," said Ambassador Cohen.
The diplomat indicated that it is an ideal space for the discussion of new joint strategies between Dominican and Canadian multisectoral entities for the reactivation and dynamization of tourism, the increase in trade flows and attract more investments.
The Ambassador General Director for Central America and the Caribbean of Canada, Sylvia Cesaratto, and Christine Laberge, Canadian ambassador in the Dominican Republic, together with Cohen integrate the official bilateral staff that in Dominican territory will accompany the mission in its work agenda and meetings that culminates on October 22.
Trade, development, investment, industry, tourism, cooperation for environmental sanitation projects and other areas will be the topics of interest during the interactions with the Presidency of the Dominican Republic, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Senate, ministries of Defense, Industry and Commerce, Tourism, Environment, Energy and Mines and Banco de Reservas.
Furthermore, the Export and Investment Center of the Dominican Republic (Pro Dominicana), the General Directorate of Public-Private Partnerships, the National Institute of Potable Waters and Sewers (INAPA) and the Santo Domingo Aqueduct and Sewerage Corporation (CAASD).
As part of the mission's activities, a visit to the Guajimía gully is contemplated by the representative of the Canadian Commercial Corporation and delegates from Global Affairs Canada. The latter entity will also hold a meeting with the Minister of the Interior and Police, Jesús Vásquez Martínez.
The mixed multisectoral business mission was interested in making contacts with the National Council of Private Enterprise (CONEP), the National Council of Free Zones (on a visit to the Free Zones Park of the Americas) and the Dominican-Canadian Chamber.
The activity will close on Friday October 22 with the seminar "How to export to Canada: business opportunities in the Canadian market, a market full of opportunities" in digital version.
03 de octubre de 2021
Santo Domingo, Rep. Dominicana.- El Gobierno Dominicano entiende que la rendición de cuentas permanente ante los ciudadanos es una obligación ineludible para todos los servidores públicos. En este sentido, consideramos oportuno dar una respuesta oficial a las informaciones liberadas por el Consorcio Internacional de Periodistas que incluye compañías que son parte del patrimonio personal y familiar del presidente de la República Dominicana.
El compromiso del presidente Luis Abinader con la transparencia es una constante en su carrera política. En el año 2020, cuando se convierte en Presidente de la República, cumplió con el mandato establecido en la Ley 311-14 sobre Declaración Jurada de Patrimonio, que obliga a todos los funcionarios que manejen fondos públicos a transparentar su realidad patrimonial.
En su Declaración Jurada de Patrimonio el presidente Abinader presentó toda la arquitectura legal con la que maneja los activos del patrimonio acumulado por el esfuerzo empresarial propio y de toda su familia. Como parte de estos activos fueron declaradas diversas compañías extranjeras (offshore), como pocos presidentes en el mundo.
La razón fundamental de utilizar este tipo de compañías se debe a que hasta finales del año 2008, la República Dominicana no contaba con un marco legal actualizado y eficiente en materia de derecho societario. Producto de esa realidad, adquirir activos e incluso realizar negocios locales o internacionales utilizando compañías dominicanas presentaba obstáculos importantes.
La facilidad en el proceso de incorporación, la flexibilidad en su gobernanza y el hecho de que el sistema jurídico local permitiera utilizar este tipo de sociedades volvió una práctica común utilizar entidades legales incorporadas en el extranjero para manejar inversiones y activos. El presidente Abinader y su familia utilizaron compañías offshore para manejar inversiones y activos locales que cumple sus obligaciones tributarias en el país.
Los diarios internacionales que son parte del Consorcio Internacional de Periodistas reconocen la transparencia del presidente Abinader, porque al juramentarse en el cargo incluyó en el patrimonio declarado a las dos compañías señaladas en los documentos publicados. En las compañías panameñas citadas -Padreso S.A. y Litlecot Inc.- Abinader comparte la propiedad con sus hermanos.
Como parte de un proceso de reestructuración patrimonial para lograr la desvinculación total de la gestión de los bienes familiares, al momento de ejercer el cargo que actualmente ocupa, el presidente Abinader, junto a los miembros de su familia, decidió constituir un fideicomiso de administración en República Dominicana para manejar todo su patrimonio y el de su familia.
Es importante destacar que desde el 16 de agosto del 2020, el presidente Luis Abinader ha quedado completamente desvinculado de la administración y gestión de todas las sociedades controladas por la familia, constituidas en la República Dominicana o en el extranjero.
Es interés del presidente Abinader que cada día sean más fuertes los esfuerzos en beneficio de la transparencia, la democracia, la lucha contra la impunidad y la corrupción. Predicando con el ejemplo, como nadie antes, declaró todo su patrimonio, actuando sin pantallas y sin esconder propiedades. Todas sus inversiones están en el país y pagan sus obligaciones fiscales según las leyes nacionales.
22 de agosto de 2021
Ottawa, Canadá.- La embajada de la República Dominicana en Canadá proclamó sus mejores expectativas con el turismo canadiense y el intercambio comercial cuando a partir del próximo 7 de septiembre se levanten oficialmente las restricciones para viajeros desde esa nación norteamericana hacia el destino caribeño y viceversa.
Michelle Cohen, embajadora dominicana, resaltó que desde mayo ejecuta una intensa ronda de conversaciones con líneas aéreas y tour operadores canadienses, con quienes ha compartido acerca del esfuerzo conjunto del gobierno dominicano y el sector privado para garantizar los mejores niveles de bioseguridad a los turistas.
Cohen informó que se adhirió a los esfuerzos y labores de influencia -para lograr una fecha de apertura- de parte de líderes como Perrin Beatty, presidente de la Cámara de Comercio de Canadá; Bruce Burrows, presidente de la Cámara de Comercio Marítimo; Mike McNaney, presidente del Consejo Nacional de Líneas Aéreas de Canadá y una veintena de asociaciones industriales y empresariales.
Asimismo, siguiendo los lineamientos de los ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores y de Turismo, la diplomática ha provisto información sobre los avances en el plan de inmunización de la República Dominicana, que marca un liderazgo en las regiones caribeña y latinoamericana en primera y segunda dosis, disponiendo además de vacunas para una tercera inoculación de reforzamiento.
Cohen resaltó que todas las reuniones de negocios que ha llevado a cabo con empresarios canadienses vinculados con el turismo, el comercio, la industria y otras áreas, ha hallado razones suficientes para estar optimista sobre la reactivación del turismo procedente del país norteamericano y del intercambio comercial.
Air Canada Vacation, AirTransat, WestJet, Consejo Nacional de Aerolíneas de Canadá, Sunwing Travel Group, OWG Airlines, y las oficinas de promoción turística, entre otros, son las entidades con los que Cohen ha tenido contacto como pasos previos para la reactivación de los vuelos hacia Dominicana. “Vamos a llenar todos esos asientos”, resaltó la embajadora.
Las aerolíneas canadienses realizan entre tres y cinco vuelos semanales a la República Dominicana desde julio, tocando específicamente los destinos de Punta Cana y Puerto Plata, actividad que se dinamizará a partir del 7 de septiembre con la apertura oficial de las fronteras canadienses. Entre junio y julio las aerolíneas ya habían transportado a RD más de 4,000 pasajeros con pasaportes canadienses.
“En todas las reuniones antes mencionadas destacamos la importancia que revisten para el gobierno dominicano y para el sector empresarial canadiense la reapertura segura de las fronteras, de manera que se logre dinamizar las relaciones comerciales ya existentes, favoreciendo el clima de negocios y de inversión y con miras a la recuperación económica tanto de Canadá como de República Dominicana”, señaló Cohen.
Antes de la pandemia COVID-19, alrededor de un millón de turistas canadienses visitaban la República Dominicana, por lo cual la recuperación de ese mercado es clave para el país en su proceso de reactivación económica.
“Existe un interés muy marcado de los canadienses en retornar a nuestro destino, a la plaza turística más completa y competitiva del Caribe, que se ha preparado adecuadamente para una reapertura exitosa, garantizando estadías seguras y memorables”, sostuvo Cohen.
The Dominican Republic formally announces its participation in Expo 2020 Dubai, the most important multisectoral economic event in the world, which aims to celebrate the creativity, innovation, humanity and cultures of the world for a period of 6 months. The event will serve to strategically promote what our nation offers in terms of export, foreign investment, tourism and culture, in addition to being an excellent opportunity to strengthen trade relations between the Dominican Republic and the United Arab Emirates.
The Embassy of the Dominican Republic in Canada invites you to follow the official account @Expodubaird, where you will find all the news about the participation of #RD, which will develop a calendar of activities from October 2021 to March 2022 that includes: virtual tours, concerts, Dominican exhibitions, and trade and educational exhibitions.
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March 22, 2021
Ottawa, Canada.- The lawyer and diplomat Michelle Cohen de Friedlander presented her letters of credence to the Government of Canada, becoming the first woman to represent the Dominican Republic as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to that North American country.
The event occurred recently in a virtual ceremony, following COVID-19 protocols, headed by the Right Honourable Richard Wagner, Chief Justice and Administrator of the Government of Canada, and with the presence of Stewart Wheeler and Ian McCowan, the Chief of Protocol and the Secretary to the Governor General of Canada, respectively.
On behalf of the Dominican Government, Cohen told Wagner that during the last 67 years of formal diplomatic relations, Canada has been a very special and important friend of the Dominican people.
“It is of the utmost interest, to promptly vaccinate, so our countries can overcome the challenges of this pandemic, and we can continue in the business of trade and favourable investment”, said the Ambassador.
Cohen assured that it is a priority for the Dominican Government to get millions of Canadians back "to the safe and warm spirit of the Dominican Republic”. The Chief of the highest court in Canada welcomed the Dominican diplomat and told her that she arrives at a key moment for bilateral relations between the two countries.
With more than 26 years of professional experience, Cohen has accumulated extensive experience in international relations, law and politics. She was appointed Ambassador to Canada by decree 708-20 of President Luis Abinader.
She has focused her career on multilateralism and international cooperation through different institutions including the United Nations (UN), Organization of American States (OAS) and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
Cohen is a polyglot and has specialized in Economic Law and Regulatory Regimes, as well as Competition Law, Commercial Law, International Trade, Energy and Industrial Development. She has recently managed bilateral affairs and relations with the United States and Canada from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Dominican Republic.
February 28, 2021
Ottawa, Canada.– On the occasion of the commemoration of the 177th anniversary of our National Independence, on February 28 the Embassy of the Dominican Republic in Canada held the "Concert of Instrumental Folklore Music dedicated to the Dominican Independence", performed by the Dominican harpist and composer Martha Jhoana De Luna. This activity was a joint effort with the Permanent Mission of the Dominican Republic to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the other representations of the Dominican Government in Canada.
In her opening remarks, the Ambassador-designate Michelle Cohen highlighted the commitment of the Dominican Government, led by President Luis Abinader, “to create an inclusive and prosperous future for those of us who are part of the nation, reclaiming the values and principles that gave rise to the homeland”. She also highlighted the work of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Roberto Álvarez, whom she defined as an exponent himself of the prioritization in the preservation of fundamental rights and of embracing a proactive and strategic diplomacy in matters of trade, investment and transfer of knowledge.
Ambassador-designate Cohen emphasized the importance of Canada as a key ally, not only because it is one of the main countries in terms of investment in the Dominican economy, but also because every year a large number of Canadians visit the country as tourists. She also highlighted that “Canada is a transcendent market for our products and our exporters and that we strive to expand the relationship in areas that impact the quality of life of our people.”
“While overcoming the barriers set by the distance, we are now delighted by the Concert of Instrumental Folklore Music dedicated to the Dominican Independence; a work from the gifted young woman Martha Jhoana De Luna, a composer, harpist and pianist, native from San Pedro de Macorís, who along with her brothers Johan and Randy, brought us a fine selection of musical pieces, characteristics of our culture, played on piano, harp, clarinet and flute”, said the Ambassador-designate.
The acknowledgements and closing remarks were given by the Permanent Representative of the Dominican Republic to ICAO, Ambassador Carlos Veras, who congratulated the Dominican community living in Canada, and reiterated his commitment to continue collaborating with the Dominican Embassy in promoting the young talent of our country.
Concert of Instrumental Folklore Music dedicated to the Dominican Independence
New digital form for inbound/outbound travel to the Dominican Republic
In accordance with the guidelines of the Ministry of Tourism, we would like to inform you that as of November 29, 2020, passengers visiting the Dominican Republic will be able to use, as a registration method to enter the country, the new digital entry/exit form. As of January 1, 2021, the use of the digital form will be mandatory.
The digital form must be completed before going through Migration.
For more information and access to the form, please visit the following links.
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The Commercial Promotion Plan may be downloaded at the following link:
November 11, 2020
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MIREX) and ProDominicana, launched the 2021 Commercial Promotion Plan with which both institutions join efforts to optimize the service of promotion of trade and attraction of investments with the support of the Diplomatic and Consular Corps of the country accredited abroad.
This commercial diplomacy plan presented by Foreign Minister Roberto Álvarez and the Executive Director of ProDominicana, Biviana Riveiro, includes the main actions that our representatives must develop at the international level to promote and strategically position the exportable offer of the Dominican Republic and make it known to the world the high quality products with added value that our country offers, as well as the detection of business opportunities and markets research.
This initiative, which will help to reactivate the economy and improve the well-being of Dominicans, will also make it possible to advance in the generation of the 600 thousand jobs announced within the promises of President Luis Abinader.
In addition, it constitutes a planning and goal setting tool, which outlines the guidelines, concrete actions and activities that the ambassadors and consuls must comply with the support of the representatives of the Commercial Section.
With this working instrument, the Dominican Government seeks to achieve the goals of more exportation, attraction of direct foreign investment and positioning of our country brand. It is about “showing the best of us, to attract the best in the world”.
The exportable offer of the Dominican Republic comprises more than 4,200 lines of high-quality products at competitive prices, which are present in more than 200 international markets, with around 4,400 exporting companies. Dominican products enjoy preferential access to more than 1,000 million consumers through 5 trade agreements.
According to what is established in this plan to promote exports, some of the actions that ambassadors and consuls must take are to manage the insertion of at least two new products a year with potential in the host market that can be supplied by the Dominican Republic; identify potential buyer customers according to the identified products; and increase the market share of products already established in the host country.
To increase foreign investment in our country, our representatives will have to carry out investment missions to visit the Dominican Republic and/or business meetings (virtual and / or face-to-face); hold regular meetings with trade unions and business associations and chambers of commerce to promote the country as an attractive investment destination; capture at least one potential investor for the realization of the investment portfolio projects.
Thanks to the dynamism of our economy, legal certainty, competitive incentives and an attractive business climate, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) amounted to US$3,012.8 million during 2019, for a growth of 18.8% compared to the previous year, as a result of increased investments in the tourism, real estate, energy and telecommunications sectors.
With the strategies outlined in this 2021 Commercial Promotion Plan, the Government seeks to increase these indicators in a positive way to achieve the economic development of our country.
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National Protocol for Health Risk Management against COVID-19 for the Tourism Sector
As part of the Responsible Tourism Recovery Plan of the Dominican Republic, the Ministry of Tourism has launched a new National Protocol for Health Risk Management against COVID-19 for the Tourism Sector, certified by Bureau Veritas and featuring the best international practices according to the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the United States.
You may download the protocol in the following links: