CEI-RD and Pawa Dominicana sign agreement to increase exports

Fecha de publicación: 29 June, 2016

The agreement seeks to facilitate exports to those destinations where the Dominican airline operates.

Santo Domingo, June 29th, 2016.- The Export and Investment Center of the Dominican Republic (CEI-RD, for its initials in Spanish), and Pawa Dominicana, signed a cooperation agreement on Wednesday the 27th,  in order to promote exports to destinations where the airline operates.

The agreement was signed by Jean A. Rodríguez, Executive Director of the CEI-RD, and Simeon Garcia, Executive Director of Pawa Dominicana, during DR Exports 2016, the trade show organized by the CEI-RD and held at the port of Sansouci.

“This strategic alliance will allow the identification of business opportunities for producers of various products in the Dominican Republic, in different Caribbean islands, and any other future destination which Pawa Dominicana incorporates into their itinerary”, remarked Simeon Garcia.

Furthermore, he stated that currently the airline has an available cargo carrying capacity of 7,500 pounds per flight, approximately 430 tons per month, “which represents an excellent opportunity for all producers who are thinking not only if they can export, but how and to where.”

The Pawa Dominicana executive highlighted the airline’s commitment to the country’s economic development, which is why they are leading efforts to support basic sectors of the economy through the creation of local jobs, the promoting of tourism and exports, and all areas in which they can have a positive effect through their operations.

“Our vision has been to directly link all the nations of the Caribbean to the Dominican Republic and to serve those destinations currently not being served by any other regional airline, which will transform the country into the HUB of the Caribbean, increasing the potential for connectivity to the rest of the continent”.

Both institutions are collaborating in product and service promotion, in addition to simplifying the exchange of business delegations related to congresses, events, seminars, fairs, exhibits, or any other activity that takes place between Dominican Republic and the airline’s destinations, which will contribute to promote and stimulate trade relations in the export and investment sectors.

The Executive Director of the CEI-RD, Jean A. Rodríguez, expressed his satisfaction upon signing the agreement, pointing out that although it is true that the Dominican Republic exports more than 3,700 product lines to over 170 countries, it is possible to achieve placement of more product categories.

“The Dominican Government is striving to make our exporters more competitive every day and precisely with the aim of reducing transportation costs, with more routes and better prices, we are working with Pawa so that our producers have new and better options of delivering their products within the Caribbean area and the United States, in a more competitive way”, he said.

“This initiative is part of our Strategic Export Promotional Plans that include training, quality improvement plans, trade facilitation and promotion of our exports”, he added.

Pawa Dominicana currently flies to Aruba, Curacao, St. Maarten, Antigua, and Cuba, and soon will be incorporating Puerto Rico, Miami, and New York into their itinerary.

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