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Dominican Republic: Country Insights


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Dominican RepublicOn March 1, 2007 the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA)-DR Free Trade Agreement was implemented allowing almost 80% of U.S. goods to enter the DR duty free. The U.S. has an approximately 43% market share in the Dominican Republic, with approximately 70% of consumer goods imported into the Dominican republic coming from the United States.

The Dominican Republic is the 9th largest market in the Western Hemisphere for US exports after Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Venezuela, Argentina and Peru.  Bi-lateral trade between the United States and the DR amounted to US$ 11.46 billion in 2012. The economy is based on tourism, agriculture and service industries.

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» Dominican Republic: U.S. Commercial Service - Country Commercial Guide

» Dominican Republic: World Bank - Doing Business Indicators

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» Dominican Republic: BBC - Country Profile

» Dominican Republic: U.S. Department of State - Country Travel Information

» Dominican Republic: CIA World Factbook

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