In addition to strengthening tourism between the United States and the Dominican Republic, the country’s entry into the Global Entry program will contribute to increasing business in both countries, as it will reduce migration time for both the general public and entrepreneurs in particular.
Representatives of the American Chamber of Commerce of the Dominican Republic (Amchan dr), led by Edwin de los Santos and William Malamud, president and executive vice president respectively, received the delegation of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), who manage the Global Entry initiative in the Dominican Republic, which will allow easy access to the United States for eligible Dominicans.
During the meeting, the chamber representatives expressed their willingness to collaborate with CBP in the implementation and development of the program in the country.
In addition, they discussed the next steps and the advantages of Global Entry for the Dominican Republic.
The meeting was attended by Jennifer De La O, acting deputy assistant commissioner of the Office of Field Operations (ADEAC), Rafael Henry, office manager of ADEAC’s Trusted Traveler Program, Amina Akbary, special assistant of ADEAC and Xander Gelabert, CBP officer of the U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo.
Assuring that this initiative represents is a vote of confidence from the United States in the Dominican Government’s ability, the president of Amchandr, highlighted that Global Entry will reduce migration time and improve the travel experience, which will be especially beneficial for those who travel regularly for commercial reasons, representing an important milestone for the Dominican Republic.
“It is an initiative that we have supported for years and marks an important milestone for the country.”