Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is one of the largest Central American markets for U.S. food and agricultural products, valued at more than $1.1 billion in fiscal year 2013. Wheat, soybean meal and dairy products were the top U.S. agricultural exports to the country in 2013.

The United States works with the Dominican Republic both bilaterally and through the CAFTA-DR agreement to promote mutually beneficial trade and investment. Since CAFTA-DR went into effect there in 2007, U.S. exports to the Dominican Republic have seen substantial growth.

Data & Analysis

The Dominican Republic is not expected to fill the U.S. annual sugar tariff-rate quota (TRQ) for FY 2013 due to the current supply situation in the U.S. market.