Economy October 17, 2017 | 2:23 pm

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Commonwealth, Dominican business leaders talk investment in London

London.- Dominican Republic business leaders met Monday with their counterparts from the 52 countries of the Commonwealth around the world.

The Dominican delegation was received by Hugo Swire, vice president of the Enterprise and Investment Council of the Countries of the Commonwealth in London, by John Pemberton, director of Programs of the same institution and accompanied by the Great Britain ambassador in Santo Domingo, Chris Campbell.

During the meeting the Dominican business leaders highlighted the potential offered to the British by Dominican Republic’s business and investment climate. They also noted the geographical and infrastructure advantage of the Dominican Republic as a regional HUB in the Americas.

The private sector officials of the Commonwealth proposed to the Dominican delegation precise actions to open new export markets for Dominican products, in addition to attracting investment from the 52 countries of the Commonwealth.

Present at the meeting were Campos de Moya, President of the Association of Industries of the Dominican Republic and member of the Roundtable of the Commonwealth, José Rodríguez, President of the British Chamber of Commerce in the Dominican Republic, and member of the Roundtable, Cesar Dargam, Executive Vice-President of the National Business Council, CONEP, among others. The meeting was part of the activities held on the occasion of the VI Dominican Week in Great Britain.

The countries of the Commonwealth are scattered on every continent. They are many major ones such as Canada, Australia, India, Great Britain and as small as Barbados, Trinidad, Malta, Singapore, Mauritius, among others

Those countries are currently the largest investors jointly, in the Dominican Republic.

the Commonwealth countries are three of the top five exports destinations for the Dominican Republic, and include major receiving countries of Dominican exports: Canada, India and Great Britain.

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