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Santo Domingo.- On Feb. 23 Dominican Republic will host a delegation of 130 business leaders from 32 companies in Florida, the Caribbean nation’s main trading partner.

Santo Domingo Chamber of Commerce and Production vice president Fernando Ferrán made the announcement Monday, and said the entrepreneurs will come to the country to promote trade and the integration of several economic sectors.

Ferran, quoted by, said the event "Doing Business with Florida" slated for Feb. 24 and 25 at the hotel Magna 365, will also give Dominican entrepreneurs the chance to deal directly with trade and transport officials, as well as with the representatives from major companies based  in Florida.

"There’s a significant relationship between the State of Florida and our country. Dominican Republic and Florida’s annual trade surpasses US$2.5 billion, of which US$1.0 billion correspond to products exported from our country to Florida, while we import US$1.5 billion," the executive said.

Ferran, accompanied by Chamber executives Lissette Dumit and Denisse Fondeur, said the event includes conferences on Florida business opportunities, as well as the business roundtable "One - on- one business workshop."

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9 comment(s)
Written by: bernies, 11 Feb 2014 8:50 AM
From: Dominican Republic, Juan Dolio
There you have it Josean business with continue as usual regardless of what of you Dominican Republic haters. Business people only look one way and which is how to make money for the company. Now if those piss off little islands of granadines, san Vincent, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago don't want to do business with those then they can do business with Haití.
Written by: generoso, 11 Feb 2014 10:41 AM
From: Dominican Republic, +Sorry, No Habla Stupid+
Josean and the gang of Dominican haters and other paid ONG trolls, are following the directions of the jesuits at Centro Bonó, and the discredited has beens led by communist diehard Isa Conde, along with comrade Ralph Gonsalves, marxist minister of Saint Vincent and the Granadines.
Written by: Trinitario809, 11 Feb 2014 11:10 AM
From: Dominican Republic, is not the solution to Haiti's problems !
I think DR shouldn't lose focus and should keep its eyes on the 2 trillion gazillion US dollars surplus we're getting from Haiti.

I think Josean and the mercenaries of the Haitian misery will agree with me.
Written by: DONT_BE_SILENT, 11 Feb 2014 11:57 AM
From: Dominican Republic, NEVER FORGOTTEN, NOR FORSAKEN!
Written by: generoso, 11 Feb 2014 10:41 AM

From: Dominican Republic, "Respect for our self-determination and sovereignty ... and non-interference in our internal affairs"

"Josean and the gang of Dominican haters and other paid ONG trolls"

Sir, you are WRONG.......

They belong to the progressive people of the West....
Written by: generoso, 11 Feb 2014 12:02 PM
From: Dominican Republic, +Sorry, No Habla Stupid+


To those "progressive people" I say......GO WEST YOUNG MEN, GO WEST!

PS: And GTFO of DR, you are not doing us any "favors" by being here.
Written by: rokete, 11 Feb 2014 12:19 PM
From: Dominican Republic, (( DEPORT THE HAITIANS, BUILD THE BORDER WALL ! )) The only thing necessary for the triumph of Haitian evil is for good Dominican men to do nothing.
Didn't the Haitian voo doo priests and fortune tellers predict doom and gloom for the Dominican Republic. Yelling at the top of their lungs for boycott, sanctions, business and trade death for our Dominican Republic. Keep dreaming of fusion Haitians, you are going to wake up in the nightmare latrine of Ayiti!!!
Written by: Radar, 11 Feb 2014 12:47 PM
From: Dominican Republic

While doing business is always a good thing, we must keep an eye on the BALANCE OF TRADE between us and everyone else involved.
Notice that Florida exports MORE than we export to them. It makes no sense to think we're getting an advantageous deal here with simply dealing goods back and forth.

We must produce and export more if we're to grow economically. For that to happen, we must invest more in infrastructure and industry. Also, eliminate red tape to facilitate prompt shipment of goods and produce everywhere.

We can begin by building a sea port in Montecristi, to favor exports to North America and Europe.
The giant one in Bani can be used for servicing mostly the South, especially Venezuela, which will need lots of "caraotas" among many other necessities for the next ten years, at least. Also, all the tiny islands including St. Vincent and The Grenadines.
Written by: rokete, 11 Feb 2014 1:15 PM
From: Dominican Republic, (( DEPORT THE HAITIANS, BUILD THE BORDER WALL ! )) The only thing necessary for the triumph of Haitian evil is for good Dominican men to do nothing.
Good Radar...... I have been calling about the need for mega port in Manzanillo, Monte Cristy maybe some one will hear me. We need to focus on the consumption of and the explosive Hispanic growth in Florida for our agricultural products from the Cibao region. Exporting to south Florida shouldn't be a difficult task for us.
Written by: Radar, 12 Feb 2014 12:58 PM
From: Dominican Republic

Medina has the right idea with loans and technical support in helping out our small farmers to produce more for our own consumption and eventually, to export the rest.

The bigger the crop, the less we here will pay, and the more that can be sold to Florida.
I think we're on our way to becoming a major food exporter and must take advantage of the favorable present business climate and the better govt agricultural policy.

Venezuela, for one, must import huge amounts of produce, especially "caraotas", (black beans), that at the moment can be grown here in huge amounts to help pay for our petro needs.

BTW, poop and organic garbage can be processed to make great fertilizer. Let's not throw them away.!
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