The General Director of Customs (DGA), Eduardo Sanz Lovatón, held a meeting with the extended Board of Directors of the National Council for Private Enterprise (Conep), to whom he explained what the technology and processes that this entity has implemented consist of. , in order to increase competitiveness and make logistics a new economic ruble in the Dominican Republic.
The official showed the results of these transformations, reported on the next steps in the medium term and listened to the opinions of the sector. Among the results displayed is the figure of 39,839 containers dispatched in 24 hours or less, and 60,000 from one day to the next, since the launch of the D24H program in June 2021, to which 6,257 importers have accepted, of which 68 % are SMEs.
Export Program +
Also, he highlighted through the Exporta + program, some 106 exporters carry out their processes with less physical or paperless documentation and without physical inspection of their merchandise, as well as the automation of 24 services, thanks to the digitization of processes and framed within the program Government Bureaucracy 0.
“We value the efficient management that Sanz Lovatón has been developing, with tangible achievements that have contributed to improving competitiveness in the Dominican Republic,” said Conep when listening to the director of Customs and his team.
new operating system
The director of Customs and his team also spoke with the businessmen about the advances for the acquisition of a new software for the Integrated Customs Management System (SIGA), due to the age of the current one, which was last updated in the year 2010, the date it was installed.
In this regard, he recalled that the opening of the call for expression of interest was launched on August 31, and that, despite the completion of an international public tender, only 2 companies qualifying to bid.
Among the unions participating in the oversight of this tender are the National Council of Private Enterprise (CONEP); the Association of Industries of the Dominican Republic (AIRD); the Dominican Association of Exporters (ADOEXPO); the Association of Shipowners of the Dominican Republic (ANRD), the Dominican Association of Customs Agents (ADAA); and the Dominican Association of Air and Maritime Cargo Agents (ADACAM).