Event Title: Team Florida Mission to Dominican Republic
Event Location: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
International Trade and Investment
Latin America & the Caribbean
Join Governor Rick Scott on a TEAM FLORIDA TRADE MISSION to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic - February 23-26, 2014
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The Dominican Republic has become a significant partner in hemispheric affairs due to its role as the second largest economy in the Caribbean and its large bilateral trade with the United States.
With a strategic geographic location, the Dominican Republic provides easy trade access among the markets of the United States, Caribbean and Latin America. The country has eleven important seaports and eight airports, which transport growing amounts of cargo and travelers each year. The country also enjoys a stable political climate and democratic consolidation, allowing for favorable foreign business investments.
The Dominican Republic currently ranks Florida’s ninth largest merchandise trading partner, with over $5.5 billion in exports. The Caribbean nation is the eighth top market for Florida merchandise exports, which amounted to just over $3 billion in 2012. The country has long been viewed as primarily an exporter of coffee, sugar and tobacco. In recent years however, the service sector has surpassed agriculture as the economy’s largest employer, thanks to a growth in tourism, telecommunications and free trade zones. Given Florida’s solid relationship with the Dominican Republic and its open market policies, there are ample export opportunities for Florida firms in a variety of inudstries, ranging from telecommunications to medical equipment, building products and renewable energy.
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