DGA and CCPSD Agreement: Strengthening trade and economic growth in the DR

The Chamber of Commerce and Production of Santo Domingo is committed to collaborate and support the DGA with initiatives aimed at encouraging foreign trade, as well as instructing businessmen on “Despacho 24 horas” and “Exporta Más”.

The Directorate General of Customs (DGA), and the Chamber of Commerce and Production of Santo Domingo (CCPSD), signed a collaboration agreement where they will develop procedures aimed at promoting, as far as possible, the mutual exchange of information which will be managed through the use of an application programming interface (API).

The Chamber of Commerce and Production of Santo Domingo, is committed to collaborate and support the DGA with initiatives aimed at encouraging foreign trade, as well as in the instruction to businessmen on the “Despacho 24 horas”, “Exporta Más”, among other programs and activities of promotion among the commercial community and that are developed from time to time by the General Directorate of Customs.

Meanwhile, the DGA will provide the CCPSD with the certificate numbers of the Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) of the companies registered as such, so that they can be added to the Commercial Registry.

The head of the DGA, Eduardo Sanz Lovatón, highlighted the important role played by the Chamber of Commerce and Production of Santo Domingo, for the good development of commercial activities, not only in this city, but also in the country.

“The signing of this agreement fills me with great satisfaction, since at one time I, too, was a user of the services produced by this chamber. Here at the DGA we believe in sharing information with you and I am confident that, with this step, we will achieve better efficiency in the development of our nation’s commercial activities,” he said.

Sanz Lovatón also indicated that it is of vital importance for both entities to work together so that Dominican businessmen can continue to grow, and stressed that this is the message of President Luis Abinader, that the private sector should develop and, in turn, create jobs that generate entrepreneurship, since this adds value to our economic processes, and that this is where the future of Dominican commerce lies.

Meanwhile, Mrs. Lucile Houellemont, president of the Chamber of Commerce and Production of Santo Domingo, said that this agreement will be important for the DGA to continue its role as a facilitator of trade, thus achieving that every day more Dominican companies export.

“We are focused on the mission of our President Luis Abinader: to achieve Zero Bureaucracy in the institutions of the State and, through this, we will achieve efficiency in each of our processes.

More on the agreement

According to the Communications Management, Customs will provide general information and statistics on tariff items of imported and exported goods, in accordance with the regulations established by the Law and applicable norms.

Meanwhile, the Chamber of Commerce and Production of Santo Domingo will cooperate with the DGA in the dissemination and education on the Customs Law and its regulations.

Likewise, they agreed to provide free access to information in the commercial registry system of the registered companies according to their capacity and availability attached to the guidelines and limitations in Law No. 172-13; all this in order to promote inter-institutional collaboration in digital culture and electronic commerce, safeguarding the rights to industrial property related to such activities and joining efforts to achieve the best interest of the Dominican State.

At the same time, it will be able to contribute to structuring educational and training programs in collaboration with the General Directorate of Customs.

Source: Proceso.com.do

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