The electronics sector has been on the rise in the Dominican Republic due to productivity growth, the great logistical services offered by some of our free zone parks, and our country’s talented workforce. The main products exported in 2018 included automatic circuit breakers, rotary switches, electric connectors, auto parts, relays, alarm systems, printed circuits, and transformers.
Currently, 22 electronic companies are operating under the Free Zones platform, generating more than 11,500 direct jobs, with an accumulated investment of $120 million USD. Electrical products and components manufacturing was the sector with the highest growth in 2018 with $1,150 million USD in exports, representing an increase of 17% compared to the previous year.
The country’s technical training institute, INFOTEP, has alliances with the Free Zones to provide specialized training for any personnel of new and current international companies. This workforce development program ensures that personnel are equipped to perform the skills necessary to obtain a job in the electronics field.