The General Directorate of Customs (DGA) reported that during the first four months of this year, 71 thousand 111.65 million pesos were collected, which represents an increase of 32.72% compared to the same period of the previous year.
During the January-April 2021 period, the institution collected some RD$53,579.97 million, while in 2019 revenues amounted to RD$43,511.21 million, “which means that in this year (2022) we have grown by 63.43%, compared to the 2019”.
The institution highlighted that this increase is the result of a series of projects that the current administration has been implementing with the aim of optimizing collections, through efficient resource management.
Recently, a mission from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) congratulated the institution for the transformations that it has been carrying out through its different projects, during a visit to the entity.
It is recalled that in August 2021 the DGA achieved the promulgation of a new Customs Law, which replaced a 68-year-old legislation, in addition, it put into operation the Dispatch project in 24 hours, officially launched the technological platform of Motor of Risk “MOR”, implemented the use of x-ray technology for the inspection of containers in HIT Puerto Río Haina and presented the “Exporta +” initiative.
Also, it implemented several improvements in the Single Window for Foreign Trade (VUCE), and increased the certification for Authorized Economic Operator (OEA), aimed at facilitating exports.
The increase in collection is also a sign of the economic dynamism and the increase in commercial activities that the Luis Abinader government has been achieving after the pandemic.