Local July 3, 2015 | 3:35 pm

Fruit Logistica spurs Dominican agro exports to top US$364.0M

Santo Domingo.- The organization Fruit Logistica, the freshproduce sector’s most important trading platform, has come to Santo Domingo to hosta series of conferences for professionals in Dominican Republic’s agro-export industry, aimed at surpassing its US$364.0 million income in 2014.

Titled "International Projection of Dominicanhorticulture" 70 Dominican companies from numerous horticulture productionexporters attended the event.

Dominican Republic Export and Investment Center (CEI-RD) InternationalOffice manager Emily Ramirez opened the activity with relevant agro sector exportdata, such as the US$364.0 million income in 2014, stressing fresh organicbananas as the country’s icon export product.

Ramirez called Fruit Logistica’s assistance an "essentialstep" for producers to learn of the export mechanism while acknowledging theGerman market’s appeal for the Caribbean country.

The lineup of speakers at the session featured Silvia DeJuanes, Fair communication director for Spanish-speaking countries; JoseHoracio López, manager of the Dominican group Banamiel; Frank Ocampo, head of shoppingarea of the Dutch Caribbean importer The Greenery, and Lorena Valenzuela, CEI-RDNew Business specialist.

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