Santo Domingo.- Greenhorn exporters nationwide will be taught in workshops and forums to qualify for diplomas through the First Dominican International Trade Observatory launched yesterday in the Santo Domingo Technological Institute (Intec).
The Observatory will focus on website information services and direct guidance for the user, prior to providing advisory services to companies and institutions involved in foreign trade.
Intec Foreign Trade Master coordinator Alba Henriquez and research fellow Pavel Isa head the Observatory, considered the country’s first entity with centralized international trade information and statistics.
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) sponsored the event, with the support of the Industry and Commerce’s Foreign Trade Dept. (Dicoex).
Also providing support are the Customs Agency, the National Business Council (Conep), the Dominican Republic Industry Association (AIRD), the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAMDR) and the Exporters Association (Adoexpo).
USAID economic adviser Duty Green headed the inaugural, accompanied by Customs director Rafael Camilo, Intec president Rolando Guzman, and AIRD executive vice president Circe Almanzar.