Luis José Bonilla pointed out that the enactment of the new Customs law has allowed the modernization of its processes and the elimination of unnecessary barriers, which speeds up customs procedures and reduces associated costs.
The Dominican Association of Free Trade Zones (Adozona) and the Medical Devices and Pharmaceuticals Cluster met with the General Directorate of Customs to evaluate the results of the medical devices sub-sector in the Free Trade Zones.
During the meeting, Adozona highlighted the improvements made by the DGA in recent years and described as positive the impact of the advances in trade facilitation in the Dominican Republic.
Adozona’s president, Luis José Bonilla Bojos, pointed out that the enactment of the new Customs law has allowed the modernization of its processes and the elimination of unnecessary barriers, which speeds up customs procedures and reduces associated costs.
“This reduction in costs and time, which with the new law and the implementation of 24-hour clearance, which has significantly reduced waiting times and procedures for the release of goods, represent a great attraction for attracting foreign investment in our country,” Bonilla Bojos said.
He added that these advances influence the competitiveness of the companies that operate at national level. “From the free zone sector, we value the efforts of the DGA to modernize and simplify customs processes in the Dominican Republic, because this contributes to the economic growth of the country,” he said.
He also highlighted the implementation of the DGA’s Risk Engine, a modern technological platform that reduces inspection time for all types of goods, in order to streamline import and export processes.
The association reiterated its commitment to public-private partnerships to make the Dominican Republic the logistics hub par excellence in the region, and to continue promoting the development of the national economy.
Medical devices is the country’s main export sector and is considered the manufacturing subsector with the greatest potential for growth and nearshoring.
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