When investing, Dominican Republic is one of the countries that offer the most competitive advantages. One of these factors is determined by its privileged geographical position, along with other benefits, including a large number of trade agreements that allow investors to use the country as a platform to expand into Central America, the Caribbean and the North American market with clear conditions and privileges. Moreover, the legal benef its for importing companies, its modern port and airport facilities, and the attractive Free Zone regime, make Dominican Republic a haven for many investors. The country´s excellent geographical location, in the center of the Caribbean countries, places it as a strategic commercial point between Europe, North America and other Latin American countries, along with the qualified and technical workforce of the national labor market. A large number of flights arrive to Dominican airports from the Caribbean islands. This nation has eight modern and functional international airports; as well as a premier road system with wide highways and streets that facilitate travel and freight especially to major maritime ports located on the north, east and south coast of the country. As a result of the conditions described, Dominican Republic has worked for some time in becoming the “hub” or center of international trade operations in the Caribbean, since it counts with a solid port infrastructure to move the boatloads in the sea as well as airlinks.
Dominican Republic has what it takes to become a Regional Logistics Center which encourages the nation to permanently raise its levels of competitiveness and efficiency, by taking advantage of the strategic geographical position with full access to its multimodal infrastructure platforms as ports, airports and roads. In the past seven years, Dominican Republic has definitely made great progress in the field of logistics competitiveness. It has become an attractive place to invest and it is well worth noting that it counts with excellent and growing connectivity, an internal market, free trade agreements, competitive incentives and legal certainty. Therefore, with all these comparative advantages and additionally the forthcoming enlargement of the Panama Canal, the country is ready to take on the challenge of becoming the hub of the Caribbean.