Free Trade Zones

Customs describe March as historic month, with exports exceeding US $ 1 billion


Director Basic of the DGA, Eduardo Sanz Lovatón

Santo Domingo, DR

The Basic Directorate of Customs (DGA) reported that exports similar to March 2021 amounted to US $ 1.1 billion, representing a development of 36.69% in comparison with the identical month in 2020.

In response to official information, exports in March exceeded US $ 299.66 million in comparison with the identical interval final yr, for which they had been referred to as a historic month.

Among the many sectors that confirmed development had been the free commerce zones, with a rise of 42.48%. Within the free zones, probably the most important improve was present in cigars (cigars), with a rise of 94.29%, adopted by electrical circuit breakers 51.96%, medical devices 26.54% and jewellery 55.42%.

In the meantime, within the nationwide regime’s exports, gold rose 22.71%. Likewise, conventional merchandise (sugar, cocoa and bananas) elevated by 91.37%, 33.49% and 21.43% respectively.

The DGA reported that October 2020 held the report for highest export ranges with US $ 925.06 million, surpassing March 2021 by 20.7%, with a further US $ 191.30 million.

The Director Basic of the DGA, Eduardo Sanz Lovatón, pressured that this improve resulted from the efforts of the federal government and the non-public sector to strengthen overseas commerce by the nationwide export exercise with a purpose to strengthen overseas commerce and promote the good- be financial and social of the nation.

Sanz Lovatón assured that the establishment he heads is dedicated to constructing a “new customs” supported by trendy applied sciences to have higher management over its operations, streamline processes and supply higher service to customers.

Transformation and modernization

The DGA is presently present process a change course of to make sure that the Dominican Republic turns into the logistics hub of the area, leveraging our geographic place, infrastructure and the nation’s connectivity with different factors within the area.

To fight smuggling, the establishment has arrange a reporting line for unlawful commerce or undervaluation as a part of its dedication to cut back and get rid of this crime and replace its digital platform in order that customers have extra direct entry to customs processes.

As a part of its modernization course of, the entity has strengthened its Single Window for International Commerce (VUCE) companies, that are presently thought-about the fourth greatest within the Americas for dealing with permits required for sure items.


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