DR Business Climate

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DR Business Climate

  1. 1. DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Business Climate Ilka Gómez Manager Commercial Services & Membership
  2. 2. Ten Business Climate Indicators in World Bank’s Doing Business Report • Starting a Business • Dealing with Construction Permits • Getting Electricity • Registering Property • Getting Credit • Protecting Investors • Paying Taxes • Trading Across Borders • Enforcing Contracts • Closing a Business • Employing Workers
  3. 3. Doing Business 2014 Latin America
  4. 4. Doing Business Report 2014 DR vs. Latin America Average
  5. 5. Source: World Bank. 2013. Doing Business 2014: Understanding Regulations for Small and Medium-Size Enterprises. Washington, DC: World Bank Group. DOI: 10.1596/978-0-8213-9615-5. License: Creative Commons Attribution CC BY 3.0 Doing Business Report 2014 Dominican Republic
  6. 6. Who are we?
  7. 7. • Founded in 1923 • + 2,000 Member Companies from all Sectors • 120 US Companies • Dominican Companies doing business with US • National Presence: Ten Chapters– One AMCHAM ¿WHO WE ARE?
  8. 8. • Vision: The consolidation in the Dominican Republic of sustainable economic development based on an open and transparent markets, respect for the rule of law, and socially responsible corporate behavior. • Mission: Enable our members to achieve their maximum economic, professional and civic potential by providing access to knowledge, opportunities and best practices. Institutional Vision & Mission
  9. 9. AMCHAM Priorities • Strengthen Rule of Law and Public Institutions • Enhance Competitiveness through advocacy of policies/practices that lower transactional costs • Facilitate Trade & Investment with US • Promote Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability and Corporate Governance • Stability in Haiti through private sector-led growth
  10. 10. SERVICES
  11. 11. Commercial Services • Trade Missions and Trade Shows • Contact Lists • Business Appointments • Business Directories • Access to Business Opportunities Trade and Investment Services • Commercial Information • Legal Information Professional Development • Conferences • Forums • Seminars and workshops SERVICES
  12. 12. Lobby • Representation of our membership in the creation of public policies and legislation that could affect the private sector Corporate Social Responsability • Private Social Investment Member Services • Membership Card • Discounts • Visa preparation services • Networking Promotional Services • Sponsorship Opportunities • Advertisement in AMCHAMDR media • Direct mailings SERVICES
  13. 13. INVESTOR’S GUIDE OF DR For information about the investment legal framework in the Dominican Republic, visit: AMCHAMDR Investor’s Guide http://www.amcham.org.do/guia2014/en/ Includes updates such as: New film industry law Development in local mortgage market Creation of the single window for investment Intellectual property strategy
  14. 14. THANK YOU!! ilgomez@amcham.org.do

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