The Dominican Association of Free Zones (Adozona) highlighted the improvements in the General Directorate of Customs (DGA) in recent years and described as positive the impact of the advances in the facilitation of trade in the Dominican Republic.
Adozona expressed his opinion during a meeting with the Cluster of Medical and Pharmaceutical Devices and the DGA to discuss the good results of the subsector of medical devices in the Free trade zone.
The president of Adozona, Luis José Bonilla Bojos, pointed out that the promulgation 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 with the implementation of the dispatch in 24 hours, which has significantly reduced waiting times and procedures for the release of merchandise, represent a great attraction for attracting investment foreigner in our country”, highlighted Bonilla Bojos.
He added that these advances influence the competitiveness of companies that operate at the 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 stated.
Adozona also highlighted the implementation of the DGA Risk Engine, which is a modern technological platform that reduces inspection time for all types of merchandise, 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.