The Dominican Association of Exporters (Asociación Dominicana de Exportadores - ADOEXPO) is a not-for-profit association, private-public alliance initiated by a group of businesspersons committed to the social and economic development of the country via the export sector.
The fundamental objective of ADOEXPO is to defend the export sector and promote the strategies necessary for the promotion of Dominican exports
ADOEXPO was created in 1972 by Presidential Decree No. 2374 by then President Dr. Joaquin Balaguer. ADOEXPO was formally incorporated as the Asociación Dominicana de Exportadores, Inc. in 1973. Mr. Persio Franco presided over the inaugural Board of Directors.
In the 1980’s, ADOEXPO’s successfully forged alliances with governmental authorities and other private entities. The Dominican Government found the ADOEXPO experience to be one of the principal public-private synergies towards ongoing internationalization, making large investments in national production projects focusing on exports.
In 1991, June 15th was established as “National Dominican Exporter Day”, by Presidential Decree,
In 1994, ADOEXPO began to identify obstacles to exports, resulting in the following concrete results:
Presidential Decree No. 248-98 authorized the creation of a One-Stop Export Window in 1998.
Presidential Decree No. 114-98, eliminated all customs barriers to foreign trade, also in 1998,
Law No. 84-99 was enacted, thanks to the constant effort by ADOEXPO to maintain the public-private alliance, in 1999.
In the mid 2000’s ADOEXPO delivered the “Export Sector Proposal, a joint strategic plan to diversify exports, maximize volumes and develop export activity” to the Dominican Government. Much of its content was transformed into public policy and adopted by international donors, resulting in small-and-medium business internationalization projects and specialized technical assistance.
ADOEXPO broadened its scope of services when it acquired the House of the Exporter In 2007. That same year, Rule 03-2007 was issued with ADOEXPO’s support whereby any entity registered with ADOEXPO was eligible for reimbursement of the ITBIS (Impuesto de Transferencia de Bienes Industrializados) value-added tax paid on goods acquired for their productive process.
For over four decades, ADOEXPO has promoted Dominican exports, driving best practices for national manufacturing and production and, thereby, the ability to export goods and services at the highest international standards. ADOEXPO began to award its “Exporter Excellence Prizes” in 2012, to acknowledge companies in the Dominican Republic who have met the challenges of quality, innovation and commitment and increased their participation in foreign markets.
ADOEXPO offers incentives for the search for more new markets, motivating other companies to begin to export.
Over time, ADOEXPO has laid a solid leadership foundation based on its participation in different national and international scenarios. This is concretely manifested in its successful important contributions to the benefit of the nation and its own credibility by way of its consistent action in the fields in which it operates.
45 years opening frontiers to the export sector.