After 10 years, time’s ripe to assess free trade deal
Santo Domingo.- Dominican Republic Export and Import Center(CEI-RD) executive director Jean Alain Rodriguez on Friday said it’s an appropriate time to evaluate businesses’performance and the country’s challenges, 10 years since the DR-CAFTA freetrade deal took effect.
He official referred to the Economy Ministry study releasedWednesday at a at a National Palace seminar.
Based on research by the economist Roberto Despradel, thestudy coincides with the current negotiations by the CEI-RD to increase exportsthrough talks with agencies such as the US National Supermarkets Association.
He said those supermarkets owned mostly by Dominicans, currentlybuy US$8.0 million in the country annually and noted that exporters can learnabout the products that can be marketed in US territory by accessing the CEI-RDwebsite.