Lacoste executives want to start operations in the DR

Executives of the French company Lacoste expressed to Minister Bisonó their desire to start operations in the DR

Executives of the French footwear and textile company Lacoste expressed to the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Mipymes (MICM), Víctor -Ito- Bisonó, their interest in starting operations in the Dominican Republic to become one of the main distributors of their brand in the region and to take advantage of the nearshoring advantages offered by the country.

This purpose was expressed by Lacoste executives during a courtesy visit they paid to Minister Bisonó, who in turn highlighted the desire of foreign investors to start operations in the country, thanks to the confidence and good business climate that the Dominican Republic exhibits, following the policies of transparency and economic stability promoted by the government of President Luis Abinader.

He highlighted that, at present, the country is the second in the region in the installation of free zones dedicated to the production of medical devices and cited the exponential growth of the productive capacity.

“We have all kinds of operations in free zones, from textile companies, footwear, medical devices, tobacco of supreme quality, which leads us to the goal of becoming the main logistic and industrial HUB of the region,” said the head of the MICM.

Bisonó said he was willing to receive on other occasions the representation of executives of the Lacoste brand, who in the future will continue to exchange interests with the MICM, through the Vice Minister of Free Zones and Special Regimes, Carlos Guillermo Flaquer.

The meeting was attended by MICM Cabinet Director, Jonathan Bournigal; Violeta Mazara, ambassador of the Dominican Republic in Panama; David Huet, director of sourcing and development of Lacoste products; Anthony Salapette, director of industrial excellence; Andrés Chea, manager of fabric research, quality and cuts; and Sara Triana, technical production manager for the Americas.

Also present were Hanoi Reyes, in charge of commercial and tourism investment at the Dominican Republic’s embassy in Panama; and Andriana Payano, representative of the promotion department of the National Council of Free Export Zones (Conazona).

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