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At a retreat hosted by the Wilson Center’s Latin American Program and The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands in advance of the Ninth Summit of the Americas, Carlos Guillermo Flaquer, vice minister of industry, commerce and SMEs for the Dominican Republic, discusses opportunities for nearshoring and renewable energy investment, and explains the importance of the Alliance for Development in Democracy, made up of the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica and Panama.

We are working towards reducing dependency on fossil fuels and incentivizing cleaner energies. We are incentivizing imports of electrical vehicles. We are enhancing our electricity matrix and fostering more and more the use of electricity transportation as a way of reducing carbon emissions. In terms of free zones, we are looking at what types of additional incentives we can provide for companies and multinationals that come into our country.”

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Nearshoring and Renewable Energy in the Dominican Republic


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Carlos Guillermo Flaquer

Vice Minister of industry, Commerce and SMEs, Dominican Republic.
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