The Dominican Republic (DR) is the fifth-largest market for U.S. agricultural products in the Western Hemisphere, valued at a record $1.45 billion in 2018. CAFTA-DR has improved the competitiveness of U.S. products, achieving a 43 percent market share in consumer-oriented products in 2017. Product exports in this category have quintupled since the implementation of CAFTA-DR in 2007, reaching a record $569 million in 2018. Driven by a dynamic tourism industry (6.2 million visitors in 2017), the growing hotel and restaurant sector continues to fuel the demand for U.S. dairy products, pork, poultry, beef, prepared food and other consumer-oriented products. 

Dominican Republic: Exporter Guide