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Santo Domingo.- Dominican Republic Export and Investment Center (CEI-RD) director Jean Alain Rodríguez on revealed Sunday that technology products manufactured at export free zones account for 12% of the country's exports.

He said the high proportion of those items exported shows that the country has gone beyond reliance on farm products.

The official said 50 software manufacturers operate within and outside free zones parks in Dominican territory, producing "especially appliances and medical devices such as catheters."

Interviewed by Cristhian Jiménez on ColorVision Channel 9, Rodríguez affirmed that the country’s exports have diversified widely. "We have 3,700 product lines that we export to over 170 countries."

He said Dominican Republic exports reached US$9.6 billion last year, or US$500 million more than 2012.

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3 comment(s)
Written by: dreadlocks This user is banned, 3 Mar 2014 9:48 AM
From: United States
a catheter is not exactly a "tech product".
Written by: Radar, 3 Mar 2014 10:36 AM
From: United States, Aspen Hill, Maryland.

"We have 3,700 product lines that we export to over 170 countries."

....And the number of products and destinations, will certainly be increased with the new electricity generators being built.
As everyone knows, two very necessary components of a successful industry are cheap power and labor. We have one, now we'll have the other, come 2016.

As industry expands, more generators will have to be built, and hopefully, be renewable energy.
There's no reason why garbage can't be processed and burned to produced plenty of it, as it's done in New York City.

This will add to the notion of SD morphing into a mini NYC.! ..Que te parece. verdad.?
Written by: anthonyC, 3 Mar 2014 12:12 PM
From: United States
So now Plastic tubes and Stoves are "TECH"

Only in the D,R.

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