supplied last year's figures for ground roast exports, which amounted to 225,588 kg., with a dollar value of a paltry $564,086 for the period of January to September, which nonetheless amounted to an increase of 65.15% over the same period in 1995.
Danilo del Rosario, director of the Dominican Center for the Promotion of Exports (Cedopex
), announced the participation of a significant Dominican delegation at the Nov.
But Dominican Center for the Promotion of Exports (Cedopex
) statistics show that non-traditional exports outside of the free zones are growing, despite obstacles at home and abroad.
These include: New Secretary of State for Tourism - Rafael Subervi Bonilla (former Secretary of Interior); New Director of CEDOPEX
, Dominican Export Promotion Center - Ramon Alfredo Bordas (former Secretary for Tourism); New Director of the Dominican Postal Service - Miguel Tineo; New Vice President of the 2003 Panamerican Games Organizing Committee - Jose del Carmen Marcano (former Director of the Postal Service).
The Dominican Center for the Promotion of Exports (Cedopex
) reports that cigar sales generated US$21.9 million last year.