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.