Dominican Republic positions itself as the main exporter of pineapples to Israel

In his participation in the virtual discussion "Dominican agricultural exports to Israel, business opportunities", which was organized by APEC University, the president of the Israeli Chamber of Commerce for Latin America, Roberto Spinder, highlighted the importance of trade relations between the Dominican Republic and Israel. Israel imports about $3.6 million of Dominican products per year, especially fresh pineapple.

Spinder stressed that the Dominican Republic must take advantage of the 2020/2021 period to boost exports of fruits and vegetables to Israel, as this is one of the gap years or shmita (which take place every seven years) when the country lets its lands rests and must import agricultural products.

"People who respect religion leave the land to rest and do not consume fruits and vegetables that have been cultivated in that year in Israel. So this opens an opportunity for all the countries of the world to export these products there, as people will depend on the international market,” Spinder said.

The president of the Israeli Chamber of Commerce for Latin America said that Israel had free trade agreements with Latin America. In addition, he stated, Israel has broad national coverage, which makes it a good market to sell products.


Source: El Dinero / 

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