Dominican Republic Exporter Guide 2023
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. During the first 10 months of 2023, U.S. consumer-oriented exports reached over $900 million, up three percent relative to the same period last year. While trade in the consumer-oriented category continues to expand, the United States is on pace to once again consolidate its position as the top supplier of consumer-oriented agricultural products to the Dominican Republic, capturing nearly a 50 percent share of the import market.