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The Dominican Republic, through its Ministry of Industry, Commerce and SME’s (MICM), announced the activation of the CAFTA-DR agricultural safeguard measure for imports of mozzarella cheese from the United States on May 22, 2024.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Dominican Republic: Sugar Annual

Sugar production in the Dominican Republic (DR) is forecast to reach 520,000 metric tons (MT) due to favorable rainfall conditions through the first half of marketing year (MY) 2024/2025 (October - September).
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Dominican Republic: Grain and Feed Annual

Wheat consumption in the Dominican Republic (DR) during marketing year (MY) 2024/25 (July 2024/June 2025) is forecast at 490,000 metric tons (MT), unchanged from the previous MY. Dominican wheat imports are forecast to rise to 670,000 MT due to manufacturers’ international expansion plans and growth in the hotel, restaurant, and institutional (HRI) sector.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Dominican Republic: Food Processing Ingredients Annual

The Dominican Republic’s food processing industry totaled $2.91 billion for calendar year (CY) 2023 in activities categorized as “food industry,” while processed beverages and other products amounted to $2.68 billion over the same period.
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Dominican Republic: Exporter Guide

The Dominican Republic (DR) is ranked among the top three destination markets in the Western Hemisphere and within the top 15 markets globally for U.S. consumer-oriented products. In 2022, U.S. exports of consumer-oriented products to DR topped $1 billion, 19 percent higher year-on-year primarily due to strong demand from foreign tourism and the retail sector.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Dominican Republic: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

The Dominican Republic continues to be a strong market for U.S. bulk agricultural products (e.g., corn), intermediate goods (e.g., soybean meal), and high value consumer-oriented products (e.g., processed food products), reaching a total export value...
The Dominican Republic, through its Ministry of Industry, Commerce and SME’s (MICM), announced the activation of the CAFTA-DR agricultural safeguard measure for imports of chicken leg quarters (CLQ’s) from the United States on October 30, 2023.
The closure of the Haiti-Dominican Republic border on September 14 due to a binational dispute over the construction of a canal on the Haitian side of the Dajabon River has exacerbated the food security situation in Haiti and caused mounting losses for Dominican farmers.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock and Food Supply of Brazil (MAPA) announced the opening of the Dominican Republic market for pork and beef products on August 9, 2023.
In 2023, U.S. agricultural exports to the Dominican Republic (DR) are on pace to reach an all-time high, powered by strong demand from the food service sector for consumer-oriented products.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Dominican Republic: Sugar Semi-annual

For marketing year October 2023/September 2024 (MY 2023/24), Post forecasts overall sugar production in the Dominican Republic (DR) to increase slightly to 500,000 metric tons (MT) due to improved rainfall patterns.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Directory of Livestock of the Dominican Republic (DIGEGA) agreed on new requirements for U.S. poultry access to the Dominican Republic (DR).