Economy March 10, 2015 | 7:30 am

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Dominican Republic leader wants zero Lat Am trade barriers

Guatemala City.- President Danilo Medina on Monday said the Central American Integration System (SICA) or any other Latin American integration initiative will succeed only if trade barriers within the region are eliminated, which in his view will help create wealth and jobs.

The Dominican leader, speaking in the XLV SICA Summit of Heads of State and Government, also lauded Spain’s push to consolidate integration. "A good example of what’s the way forward is our organization’s collaboration with Spain, which has become one of the major contributors of our integration system.

Medina stressed SICA’s key programs, such as support for tourism and for MSMEs to access regional market. “SICA’ s agenda also strengthens our information systems in tourism."

Public-private partnership

Speaking to a group of business leaders from Central America, Spain and Dominican Republic, Medina said a public- private partnerships is the best way to deal with the challenges and opportunities of development.

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