During the celebration of the Dominican Week in Jamaicaan activity that is celebrated for the first time in that country, the Export and Investment Center of the Dominican Republic (ProDominicana) promoted the investment climate that the country has with the purpose of attracting new foreign investment.
The executive director of ProDominicana,Biviana Riveiro, stated that “Jamaica is a nation with a very wide cultural and productive diversity. Between our nations there are great trading opportunities. We have the intention of converting the opportunities into more investment and more exports, to improve the quality of life of Dominicans”.
According to the data offered by ProDominicana, the Jamaican investment in the country is focused on the commercial, financial and industrial sectors and pointed out that currently, the country has the investment of four Jamaican companies.
“We participated in the first Dominican Republic-Jamaica Business Forum where we presented the opportunities for trade, investment, tourism, agriculture, among other sectors that make the country attractive to invest”, added Riveiro.
In addition, it is important to note that Shullette Cox, president of the Jamaica Trade Promotion Agency (JAMPRO), was present during the presentation at the business forum.
The executive director of ProDominicana highlighted the extraordinary support and coordination of the ambassador of the Dominican Republic in Jamaica, Angie Martínezto guarantee the resounding success of this mission and the follow-up that derives from this relevant mission.
The delegation, coordinated with the embassy of the Dominican Republic in Jamaica, held meetings with business investors interested in the Dominican market and buyers established in Jamaican territory. Said meeting was held in collaboration with the Jamaican Chamber of Commerce and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Dominican Republic.
Also, an extensive best practices exchange session between counterpart agencies, where entrepreneurs from Jamaica and ProDominicana shared their experiences on topics such as the scope of services, client management, digital tools, market intelligence and the investment establishment process, among others.
Among the meetings held, the meeting with the Prime Minister of Jamaica, Andrew Holness, the visit to the port of Kingston by Jeffry Hall, president of Kingston Wharves, Mark Williams, CEO of Kingston Wharves; as well as Valerie Campbell, Director of Terminal Operations, Kingston Wharves.