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.