The Dominican Republic is one of the most dynamic economies in the Caribbean region. With U.S. consumer-oriented product exports reaching $494 million in 2017, the country represents the fifth largest market for such products in Latin America. Driven by a dynamic tourism industry, an increasing gastronomy focus, and solid domestic consumer demand, excellent opportunities exist for U.S. exports to the Dominican Republic’s food service sector. Leading U.S. products for distribution in hotels and restaurants include premium red meat cuts, pork, poultry parts, seafood, cheeses, frozen potatoes and vegetables, fresh fruit, wine and craft beer. A strong preference for U.S. products exists in the sector, which incentivizes a wide range of promotions under the Sabor USA and other U.S. (state or regional) branding. 

Dominican Republic: Food Service - Hotel Restaurant Institutional