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Dominican Republic: Industry and Commerce gives President Abinader a plan to relaunch the tobacco sector in Dominican Republic


The Minister of Industry, Commerce and Mipymes (MICM), Victor -Ito- Bisonó, delivered to President Luis Abinader the work plan proposed by the commission for the relaunching of tobacco created last September 12 by the President.

“This work plan has been the result of four weeks of hard work, where dialogue and consensus between government and representatives of the tobacco industry have prevailed for the benefit of the new momentum that this sector needs,” said Bisonó.

Likewise, the minister, appointed as Coordinator of the Commission, also emphasized that “with this plan, we aim to correct structural distortions affecting the country’s tobacco sector.

About the plan

The plan delivered to the President focuses on nine areas of work on which the measures and actions to relaunch the tobacco industry in the country will revolve. The program covers proposals on financing, infrastructure, training, taxes, tobacco culture, international trade, productive chains, anti-smoking regulations, and eradication of illicit trade.

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