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In the framework of the celebration of the traditional annual Thanksgiving lunch, the American Chamber of Commerce of the Dominican Republic (AMCHAMDR), had Ambassador Robin Bernstein as guest speaker and guest of honor to address the topic “We are united: moving towards shared prosperity.”

During her presentation, Bernstein expressed the interest to preserve the security of the American nationals who visit or reside in the country. In this regard, she took the opportunity to thank the joint efforts of the Embassy of the United States with the AMCHAMDR legal committee and the Senate of the Republic, regarding the approval of the Law 155-17, against money laundering, in addition to prosecute criminal acts and drug trafficking together with the judicial system.

In another order, Bernstein also announced the next trade mission to the state of Florida in June 2018, but before thanked the success of the recent visit of entrepreneurs in the port sector of that region of the United States to meet with members of the public and private sectors of the country. She also thanked AMCHAMDR for continuing to be a strategic ally in the organization of these meetings.

Among other topics considered by the Ambassador, were her interest to continue strengthening the ties between the Emergency Operations Center (COE) and the Embassy in the country, and therefore, in collaboration with the Dominican army, announced that next May it foresees the realization of a multinational training in which the Dominican Republic could demonstrate its capabilities to face natural disasters in the region, and prevent further damage in vulnerable areas. In addition, she addressed her interest in continuing to promote educational programs that annually favor dozens of young people with limited resources.

For his part, the president of the American Chamber of Commerce, David Fernández, thanked all those present for their constant support for the activities carried out by AMCHAMDR, which on this occasion celebrated its 95th anniversary, and celebrates them with the inauguration of its new facilities in the AIRD Business Tower, and that starting next week, will resume their operations at their office in Santo Domingo.

In his speech, Fernandez said that the success of the Chamber’s longevity lies in the shared values ​​of the United States and the Dominican Republic: democracy and institutions, the rule of law, free enterprise and market economy.

About the American Chamber of Commerce of the Dominican Republic (AMCHAMDR)

The American Chamber of Commerce of the Dominican Republic (AMCHAMDR for its acronym in English) is a non-profit association, legally incorporated on November 8, 1923, which promotes a healthy investment climate based on access to knowledge, opportunities and a culture of best practices for the socio-economic and professional development of its members. AMCHAMDR is affiliated with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and is a founding member of the Association of American Chambers of Commerce in Latin America (AACCLA for its acronym in English).

AMCHAMDR works an agenda designed to connect and represent its partners of new trends in the world of business, markets and indicators both nationally and internationally. Its catalog of services is designed to add value to its members, offering concrete solutions and identifying business and professional growth opportunities.