Government gives free training to North region exporters

Fecha de publicación: 31 March, 2016

The training focused on the American market

Santo Domingo. The Export and Investment Center of the Dominican Republic (CEI-RD), reaffirmed its commitment to backing national producers in its ongoing efforts to increase exports, by holding the seminar “How to Export to the United States” in the city of Santiago de los Caballeros, which took place on Thursday March 31st at the Ponticia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra’s campus (PUCMM) of said city.

The event is part of the ongoing “How to Export” training program being implemented for the second consecutive year by the CEI-RD, and is directed towards exporting and potential exporting companies, public and private sector professionals and technicians from the Cibao region who have dealings with foreign trade.

At the start of the seminar, the Executive Director of the CEI-RD, Dr. Jean A. Rodríguez, pointed out that, as of last year, exports to the American market reached a total of US$3.04 billion, “a very positive number in relation to previous years, considering the restrictions our exports faced that year”, he stated.

In addition, Dr. Jean A. Rodríguez explained that in exports to the United States, raw cane sugar held the top spot, followed by raw cocoa beans, gold bars, molasses, and cane rum.

“This is due to some very good positions which showcase the quality of our products, but with your hard work, we can achieve much more”, suggested Rodriguez.

He remarked that the CEI-RD has been implementing a number of strategic initiatives and actions to strengthen our export tradition, in accordance with the National Development Strategy and President Danilo Medina’s Government plan; “with an understanding that exports constitute the ideal path for societies to achieve sustainable development”, he stated.

In this manner, the institution works jointly with businessmen, in the promotion of their products as well as in giving them integral and continuous assistance that runs all the way, from identifying product potential, its placement in international markets, the sustainability of their commercial relations, and finally their business expansion.

How to export to the U.S.A.

The workshop is part of the second edition of free “How to Export” seminars, which the institution has conducted from November 2014 to December 2015, resulting in over 6,000 trained persons during the year. The objective of this initiative is to strengthen the capacity of our national production sectors and contribute to optimize our exportable goods among international markets.

During the workshop, vital aspects of the export process were shared, such as export processes and logistics, promoting quality control and production chain systems, good national and international practices, preventive measures, participation in international fairs, and access to buyers, transportation routes, as well as the presenting of export companies success stories.

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