Dominican, US customs bolster trade, antiterrorist actions
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.-The Dominican Republic and United States Customs agencies on Monday signed an agreementto bolster bilateral trade and against terrorist threats to the cross-border commercelogistics chain.
Dominican Customsdirector Fernando Fernandez and US Customs commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske signedthe agreement that includes the exchange of information on security in customsmanagement.
Finance minister SimonLizardo, World Customs Organization (WCO) board of directors president ZouhairChorfi; its General Secretary Kunio Mikuriya; deputy secretary Sergio Mujicaand US ambassador James Brewser, among other senior officials took part in the signingceremony held in the country´s east region.
Fernandez called the Dominicanand US agreement on Customs a milestone in the history of customs and foreigntrade of both countries, which “reiterates a message of commitment tointernational best practices in the management of border trade.”