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Assessing the Dominican Republic’s Readiness to Compete in Global Semiconductor and PCB Value Chains

Tuesday, January 30, 202409:30 AM to 11:00 AM EST
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation700 K St NWSuite 600 Washington DC, 20001

Event Summary

The Dominican Republic has been one of the world’s fastest-growing economies over the past half century, evolving into Latin America’s seventh-largest economy today. The country boasts a rich advanced-manufacturing sector, fueled by one of the most-robust free trade zone networks in the Americas, which produced $1.2 billion of advanced electronics, and $2.25 billion of medical device exports, in 2022. As global value chains for advanced technology products such as semiconductors and printed circuit boards (PCBs) reshuffle amidst a quest for nearshoring that enables increased diversification, resilience, and security, the Dominican Republic represents a leading candidate to attract such investments in the Americas.

Watch now for an ITIF event releasing a report that will explore the Dominican Republic’s preparedness to compete in global semiconductor and PCB value chains.


Víctor O.
Víctor O. Bisonó Haza
Minister of Commerce, Industry, and MSMEs
Dominican Republic
Frances Chang
Director of International Engagement, CHIPS Program Office
U.S. Department of Commerce
Stephen Ezell@sjezell
Vice President, Global Innovation Policy, and Director, Center for Life Sciences Innovation
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Christopher D.
Christopher D. Hess
Vice President, Global Public Affairs
Jason Marczak@jmarczak
Vice President and Senior Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
Atlantic Council
David Schild
Executive Director
Printed Circuit Board Association of America (PCBAA)
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