Some 18 Dominican companies together with the Dominican Republic Export and Investment Center will participate in the exhibition of Dominican products for Hispanic Heritage Month to be held from September 11-12 at the Wharf in Washington, D.C.
The exhibition will feature sales and tasting of Dominican exportable products from Dominican companies representing agro-industrial sectors such as cigars, chocolate, coffee, cassava, as well as jewelry, handicrafts and cosmetic products.
The event was organized by the Dominican Embassy in the United States with the support of the Fiesta DC organization, the Mayor’s Office of Washington, the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Tourism, ProDominicana and the Mayor’s Office of the National District.
The executive director of ProDominicana, Biviana Riveiro, urged Dominicans living in Washington DC to participate in the activity and indicated that “Dominican products are the representation of the wonderful soil and climate of our country”.
Riveiro pointed out that the United States is the Dominican Republic’s main trading partner. He added that Dominican exports reached US$513.25 million, out of a total of US$978.34 MM exported in the month of July this year.
“This is equivalent to 52.46% of total exports. The amount is the result of the economic participation of the 839 Dominican resident companies that export to the US market,” the official said.
During the event, the 18 participating companies will exhibit: cigars, cosmetics, handicrafts, textiles, jewelry, larimar and amber pieces, coconut oil, cassava flour, cheese, seasonings, cassava, coffee, chinola liquor, honey, vanilla, liquid ginger, fruit pulp, natural juices, yautía, avocados, cuaba soap and confectionery.