November 26, 2008


Dominican-Europe free trade paves for more fish exports


The Dominican Agriculture Ministry will take advantages of the opportunities in the trade agreement signed with the EU, to increase fish and seafood exports to Europe.


Through the Dominican Fishing Council (Codopesca), the agriculture ministry said the agreement's taxes reduction benefits the marketing of some fishing products in the European market, which will be in effect in January.


It said most of the country's fish and seafood exports are to Puerto Rico, Haiti, United States, Canada, Holland and France, whereas salted (mostly codfish), canned and frozen fish come from Norway, China, Chile, Spain, the United States, Uruguay, among others.

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