Economy July 15, 2015 | 4:33 pm

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Dominican Presidency committee to boost exports slates first meeting

Santo Domingo.- Dominican Republic Export and Investment Center (CEI-RD) executive director Jean A. Rodriguez on Wednesday announced the first meeting of the Presidency’s Export Development Committee, created to evaluate the performance of the country’s export sector.

He said the meeting with president Danilo Medina and the heads of 15 government agencies and eight private sector organizations at the National Palace on July 29 aims to boost exports.

He said in the framework of the meeting the government will evaluate a proposal to collaborate with the Macro Export Promotion Strategy, involving public and private entities, among other topics.

During the recent Dominican Exporters Association (ADOEXPO) annual luncheon Rodriguez said the initiatives in the CEI-RD work plan to motor national exports led to Dominican Republic’s marketing of more than 3,780 product lines to more than 170 countries in 2014.

The committee is formed by the associations of exporters (ADOEXPO), the business council (Conep). Free Zones (ADOZONA), the agribusiness (JAD) , industries (AIRD), hotels and tourism (ASONAHORES), chambers of commerce (FEDOCAMARAS) and small and medium business (CODOPYME).

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