Dominican Republic Suspends Wire Imports from C.A.

The Government ordered a temporary suspension of wire and cable imports from Central America.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Dominican Republic's Treasury Secretary announced they will gather the administrative council for the Central American FTA, to define what is considered as a 'special fiscal regime'. Dominican industrial businessmen have complained about wire imports from Costa Rica that don't comply with the FTA rules of origin.

"This way, we could solve the conflict that has arisen between Dominican producers and importers of wire and cable from Costa Rica", published

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Between 2015 and 2016 the total volume of imported copper wire in Central America increased by 9%, going from 16 thousand tons to 18 thousand tons.

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In 2016 Central American countries imported $91 million worth of electrical wires and cables from Mexico, 21% more than in 2015.

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El Salvador: Metalworking Exports Recover

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After two years of decline, the sector's exports in 2013 amounted to $262 million, an increase of 7% compared to 2012.

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