Undersecretary of State Keith Krach concludes his visit to the Dominican Republic

Undersecretary Krach met this Tuesday with President Luis Abinader to promote the Clean Network and strengthen cooperation between both countries. Santo Domingo, N.D. The U.S. Undersecretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy and Environment, Keith Krach, visited the Dominican Republic on the 16th and 17th of November, concluding a tour through Central and South America that …

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The Dominican Republic joins the Clean Network

The Dominican Republic’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Roberto Alvarez, and the United States’ Under Secretary of State, Mr. Keith Krach, agreed on the importance of securing telecommunications infrastructure and guaranteeing secure technology supply chains based on reliable, internationally accepted digital technology standards. They also expressed their commitment to safeguard the National Security of both …

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Joint Statement by Dominican Republic’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Roberto Alvarez and U.S. Under Secretary of State, Mr. Keith Krach

11/17/2020 The Dominican Republic’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Roberto Alvarez, and the United States’ Under Secretary of State, Mr. Keith Krach, agreed on the importance of securing telecommunications infrastructure and guaranteeing secure technology supply chains based on reliable, internationally accepted digital technology standards. They also expressed their commitment to safeguard the National Security of …

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Fact Sheet: U.S. Support for Digital Transformation in Latin America and the Caribbean

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release FACT SHEET November 10, 2020 U.S. SUPPORT FOR DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN KEY POINTS As countries, companies, and citizens across Latin America and the Caribbean turn to digital communications to plan and build their networks of the future, including 5G, …

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Biography of Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Keith Krach

Keith Krach UNDER SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH, ENERGY, AND THE ENVIRONMENT Keith Krach took the oath of office as Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment on June 21, 2019. Previously, he was a businessman and entrepreneur, noted for bringing transformational leadership to many sectors, including factory automation, engineering, commerce, education, …

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Under Secretary Keith Krach’s Travel to Central and South America to Advance the Clean Network and Strengthen Cooperation on Environment

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release  MEDIA NOTE November 6, 2020 Under Secretary Keith Krach’s Travel to Central and South America to Advance the Clean Network and Strengthen Cooperation on Environment Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Keith Krach will travel to Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, …

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U.S. Government Finances Trade Safe Program to Support the Agricultural Sector

The $13.6 million grant is made through the United States Department of Agriculture   Santo Domingo, N.D.- The United States Embassy and the Ministry of Agriculture of the Dominican Republic signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to strengthen the country’s public and private capacities in Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS) through the implementation of the Trade …

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Fourth Meeting of Haiti-DR Private Sector Leaders

July 29, 2020 Joint Statement On July 29, private sector representatives from Haiti and the Dominican Republic met virtually with the State Department to further discussions on developing a more secure and prosperous border for both nations.  This was the fourth such meeting convened by the U. S. government since June 2019, and included the …

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Studying urban landscapes along USAID and the USFS

By: USAID-DR Meet Maria Paulino, one of the professionals who received technical assistance and capacity building to further develop local biologists and expand ornithological studies in the Dominican Republic. In 2016, Maria joined Dr. Wayne Arendt, an ornithologist and wildlife biologist from the International Institute of Tropical Forestry (IITF) in Puerto Rico, and two researchers …

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USAID facilitated rural community’s access to international agricultural markets

By: Laura McCarthy for USAID In Vallejuelo, one of the poorest regions of the Dominican Republic, farmers’ traditional crops, such as onions and beans, are failing to compete with imported varieties and prices. The Junta de Productores de Vallejuelo, a producer organization, is working to change that as it develops the valley’s production capacity, provides …

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Haiti-DR Private Sector Meeting on Border Security and Control

February 5, 2020 Joint Statement On February 5, 2020, representatives of private sector organizations and government officials from Haiti and the Dominican Republic met at the CODEVI industrial park along the border to further discussions on developing a more secure and prosperous border for both nations. This was the third such meeting convened by the …

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Haiti-DR Private Sector Meeting on Broder Security & Control

December 16, 2019 On December 16, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Cynthia Kierscht convened a meeting in Miami with Ambassador to Haiti Michele Sison, Ambassador to the Dominican Republic Robin Bernstein, and representatives of private sector associations from Haiti and the Dominican Republic to discuss the elements necessary to produce a …

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Ambassador Bernstein’s Remarks at American Chamber of Commerce’s Thanksgiving Luncheon

Ambassador Robin S. Bernstein “Opportunities and Challenges for Increasing Foreign Investment” Embajador Hotel Wednesday, November 27, 2019   Good afternoon. I am delighted to be here with you today, sharing in this tradition. Thanksgiving is the time when families and friends come together, as we are here today, to give thanks for all that has …

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Ambassador Bernstein Celebrates First Anniversary in the Dominican Republic

By Ambassador Robin Bernstein One year ago, I embarked on one of the most magnificent journeys of my life.  On my year anniversary as the U.S. Ambassador to the Dominican Republic – I can truly say I feel like I belong here.  The friendly people, the rich culture, the beautiful places: the Dominican Republic has …

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US Ambassador Tours Northwest Area of the Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo, D.N. – United States Ambassador Robin S. Bernstein visited the northwest of the Dominican Republic for the first time. Her visit included the Dajabon, Montecristi and Santiago de los Caballeros provinces and sought to follow up on the projects being carried out by the United States Government in the area. The Ambassador began …

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Javier Means Business: A Day in the Life of a Commercial Specialist at FCS

By: Graham Swaney, Public Affairs Intern Javier Suárez is a specialist working for the Foreign Commercial Service (FCS) at the U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo. Javier is part of the local staff, and has been helping Americans and Dominicans connect and build successful business relationships for four years. The Foreign Commercial Service is part of the U.S. Department …

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Deputy Assistant Secretary Kierscht Meets With U.S. Ambassadors and Business Leaders from Haiti and D.R.

On June 6, on the margins of the US – Caribbean Conference Deputy Assistant Secretary for Canada, Haiti and the Caribbean Cynthia Kierscht convened a meeting with Ambassador to Haiti Michele Sison,  Ambassador to the Dominican Republic Robin Bernstein, and leaders of the Haitian and Dominican Republic Private Sectors.  The participants discussed cross border issues, trade, and the promotion of foreign …

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OPIC Acting President & CEO Bohigian Leads Delegation to the Dominican Republic

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – David Bohigian, Acting President and Chief Executive Officer of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, today visited the Dominican Republic, where he met with President Danilo Medina and other senior government officials to promote U.S. investment and discuss enhanced security cooperation in the Dominican …

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The U.S. and the D.R.: Partners in Agriculture

By: Ambassador Robin Bernstein Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney visited the Dominican Republic to see first-hand the mutually beneficial partnership that has developed between our agricultural sectors. Under Secretary McKinney was struck by the fact that approximately 60 percent of U.S. agricultural …

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United States and Dominican Republic Expand Opportunities to Invest by Streamlining Approval Process

U.S. Ambassador Robin Bernstein presented Minister of Finance Donald Guerrero Ortiz an accord signed by the United States and Dominican governments to facilitate investment by U.S. companies in the Dominican Republic via the U.S. government’s development financial institution, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC). The accord, signed by Minister Guerrero and the President and Chief Executive …

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¡Feliz Navidad y Próspero Año! SIDE by SIDE

By: Ambassador Robin Bernstein The highlight of 2018 was my appointment as Ambassador to the Dominican Republic – and so far it has been a magnificent journey.  I am so grateful that President Trump selected me to serve here in the Dominican Republic.  It was my top choice and the position is even more rewarding …

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OPIC Representatives and Ambassador Bernstein Meet With President Medina

Danilo Medina sostiene reunión de traba ” ( CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 ) by  PresidenciaRD During a visit to the country, representatives of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) met with President Danilo Medina, accompanied by the US Ambassador, Robin Bernstein, other embassy officials and representatives of American companies. OPIC president and CEO Ray W. Washburne, vice president and general counsel William Doffermyre, and senior adviser on energy issues Deaver Alexander III participated in the meeting. From …

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Florida Trade Mission Boosts Bilateral Trade between the U.S. and the Dominican Republic

In order to continue to grow the significant trade relationship between the Dominican Republic and the United States, a business delegation from the state of Florida is visiting the Dominican Republic from November 13 to 16. The delegation includes 60 representatives of companies, port authorities and state institutions. In this trade mission, 20 companies from …

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Energy Corporation Signs Contract with American Company to Supply Coal for Punta Catalina Thermoelectric Plant

On Monday, the Corporación Dominicana de Empresas Eléctricas Estatales (CDEEE) signed a service contract with American company Xcoal Energy & Resources, LLC based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to supply 462,000 metric tons of U.S. coal to the Dominican Republic’s Punta Catalina power plant. The American company won the public tender by the Dominican government on October …

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Remarks by Vice President Pence on the Administration’s Policy Toward China

The Hudson Institute Washington, D.C. 11:07 A.M. EDT THE VICE PRESIDENT: Thank you, Ken, for that kind introduction. To the Members of the Board of Trustees, to Dr. Michael Pillsbury, to our distinguished guests, and to all of you who, true to your mission in this place, “think about the future in unconventional ways” –- …

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Remarks by Ambassador Robin Bernstein at her Welcome Reception

Good evening. Gracias, gracias, muchas gracias a todos por acompañarnos esta noche. Es un verdadero placer darles la bienvenida a nuestro hogar. I want to start by thanking President Trump and the American people for the opportunity to be here with you this evening. It is a great honor to serve as the chief representative …

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U.S. Businesses Visit the Dominican Republic

The U.S. Government, through the Foreign Commercial Service in the Dominican Republic, organized a trade mission in order to strengthen trade between both countries. A group of representatives from 12 businesses based in various American cities came to the Dominican Republic to establish contact with local enterprises and offer them their products and services. The …

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U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo Launches Button to Report IP Theft

To celebrate World Intellectual Property Day on April 26, U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo is launching the “ Report IP Theft Button .” This is a streamlined method to report intellect property theft.  The button leads users to a report form, which, once completed, is submitted to the U.S. National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center for review and possible follow …

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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Robert Copley at the AMCHAMDR Luncheon

Robert Copley Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo Remarks: “DR-CAFTA, The Next Ten Years” Wednesday, November 22, 2017   Remarks as Prepared Thank you to the American Chamber of Commerce, or AMCHAMDR, for being a steadfast partner for our mission and an advocate for U.S. business interests in the Dominican Republic, as well as …

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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Patrick Dunn at FCS Reception

CDA – Patrick Dunn Commercial Reception Remarks: InterCon Tuesday, June 27, 2017 Thank you Maria Elena for that introduction and thank you David for hosting this lovely reception. Good evening everyone.   I will keep my comments brief because I know you are all eager to resume your evening.   I echo David’s sentiments about the importance …

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Global Business Leaders to Attend 2017 SelectUSA Investment Summit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, May 22, 2017 U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Commerce and SelectUSA announced an impressive lineup of global executives and business leaders that will address participants at the SelectUSA Investment Summit , June 18-20, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md. Speakers include executives from …

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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Patrick Dunn During the Ambassador’s Cup 17 Press Conference

Remarks by Mr. Patrick Dunn Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo During the Ambassador’s Cup 17 Press Conference March 9, 2017   -Members of the AMCHAMDR Board of Directors – Distinguished members of the American Chamber of Commerce – Distinguished special guests – Members of the press -Ladies and Gentlemen: We are delighted to be here with you …

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