The general director of Customs (DGA), Eduardo Sanz Lovatón “Yayo”, reported this Wednesday that they will install X-rays along the entire border with Haiti.
Lovatón indicated that this will be possible as a result of the success in the collections as a result of the installation of this equipment in the ports of Haina and Cuacedo.
During an interview with the Hoy Mismo program, the incumbent revealed that 90% of the cargo that enters the Dominican Republic is inspected by this type of X-ray.
He also commented that this allowed collections to increase from 19% to 25%, by providing the recognition of the United States customs, with whom he even signed a cooperation agreement last year.
The official said that they will call for a public tender for the installation of X-rays in Puerto Plata, in order to further optimize surveillance with non-intrusive technology, in order to maintain the pace of collections, which for the first time exceeded 200 billion pesos in 2022.
“Thanks to the economic recovery policies of President Luis Abinader, and the levels of transparency, the Dominican Republic is a model in customs matters since the country has already become a regional logistics hub because various international brands are installing their assembly centers in the country to export from here to the rest of the world”he stressed.
In addition, he stressed that, with the promulgation of the regulations of the new General Customs Law, by the Executive Power, the country has a legal framework approved by the World Customs Organization (WCO), which further fosters confidence and the raising of international capital to operate from our country, with legal certainty.