TBY signs MoU with CEI-RD

Dominican Republic, October 4th, 2013—Leading international business and consultancy firm The Business Year (TBY) has signed this morning a partnership agreement with the CEI-RD, for the preparation of its second edition in the Dominican Republic, with the aim of presenting the views and perspectives of more than 100 political leaders and major players in the business arena and the ideas that are transforming the Dominican Republic into a key business center in the region.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed in Santo Domingo between the Executive Director of the CEI-RD, Jean Alain Rodriguez, and TBY’s Regional Director, Peggy Rosiak.

The 2013 edition, which was the most comprehensive report in English on the Dominican economy so far, was the result of collaboration between CEI-RD and TBY and is an important tool for investors who want to know about the investment climate in the country and obtain accurate information about legal and tax regulations.

The Executive Director of the CEI-RD, Jean Alain Rodriguez, congratulated the TBY team for helping to expand the exposure of the business sectors in the Dominican Republic. Peggy Rosiak said TBY’s vision for the Dominican Republic was very positive. “In the 2013 edition of the publication, TBY covered all the relevant sectors of the economy, highlighting the role of public investment to drive strong economic growth and foreign investment opportunities in the country,” she said. Rosiak added that in the 2014 edition TBY is working to portray the Dominican Republic as the hub of the Caribbean, also emphasizing two of the cornerstones of President Medina’s policies: education and agriculture.

In addition, TBY’s Country Editor for the Dominican Republic, Pablo Lopez, emphasized the wide dissemination of the publication. “The Business Year, which counts the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the CEI-RD as its strategic partners for its 2013 edition, is an independent publication that is published in our offices in Istanbul and London, and is distributed worldwide through subscription and sponsored conferences, such as the G20 or the financial summit in Istanbul, among many others,” he said. TBY reaches international investors and global leaders, in addition to being widely circulated throughout the country. The first edition of the publication, Dominican Republic 2013, has been circulating for about a month in the country.


The Center for Export and Investment of the Dominican Republic (CEI-RD) was founded in 2003 with the goal of increasing the Dominican Republic’s competitiveness as an international market player. The Center aims to satisfy the needs of its clients based on the continued improvement of services offered in the areas of export and investment assistance, advocacy, incentives, business information, legal advice, training, and logistics support.