El país ocupa la posición 78 del ranking por encima de El Salvador, Bolivia, Honduras, Guatemala y Nicaragua.
Santo Domingo, martes 19 de noviembre de 2019.- Social Progress Imperative presentó los resultados de la octava edición del Índice de Progreso Social, IPS, donde la República Dominicana mostró una recuperación con respecto al pasado año, escalando 3 posiciones en el índice e incrementando un 2.8% su puntuación, pasando del puesto 81 al 78 del ranking.
En el índice se muestra una mejora en las dimensiones Oportunidad con desempeño con de 9.9%. Mientras que el indicador Inclusión escaló 17 posiciones, creciendo un 16.2%. Recuperándose significativamente de la puntuación que obtuvo en el 2018.
Así mismo, la dimensión Necesidades Básicas Humanas, experimentó un crecimiento de un 2.4%, debido al buen desempeño en los componentes agua y saneamiento, vivienda y, nutrición y atención médica primaria.
Finalmente, en la dimensión de Estructuras para el Bienestar, disminuyó en 1.6% su puntuación, a pesar de haber escalado 6 posiciones en el ranking. Dicho declive se puede relacionar principalmente con el desempeño del componente Sostenibilidad Ambiental, el cual tuvo una caída estrepitosa, disminuyendo en un 10.3% su puntuación.
Desde COMPETITIVIDAD, estamos promoviendo, en el marco de una gran alianza público-privada, una serie de iniciativas para impulsar una gran transformación cultural en el país, sobre la base de los valores de la competitividad y la innovación. En la pasada sesión del Pleno, el presidente Medina, ordenó la conformación del Comité de Innovación, con el objetivo de articular una Estrategia Nacional de Innovación, fomentando los valores de la productividad y la innovación útil, enfocada en resolver problemas sociales, atender las necesidades de los sectores productivos nacionales y mejorar el clima de negocios”, destacó Rafael Paz Familia, director ejecutivo de COMPETITIVIDAD.
Añadió “que para lograr transformar la República Dominicana para el buen vivir de las próximas generaciones, debemos promover cambios de paradigmas que van más allá de la creación de políticas públicas y para ello, necesitamos la colaboración de todos los ciudadanos y del sector privado”.
De igual modo, expresó que “El Consejo Nacional de Competitividad desarrolla la iniciativa Regiones Competitivas, cuyo objetivo es igual a las iniciativas del ámbito productivo que pueden desarrollarse para que un territorio pueda ser competitivo a nivel regional. Se desea enfatizar que son acciones para mejorar el desempeño de la economía local. Este proceso es en activa participación con los actores económicos de territorio en cuestión”.
Sobre el Índice de progreso
De acuerdo al Social Progress Imperative, el progreso social es definido como la capacidad de una sociedad de satisfacer las necesidades humanas fundamentales de sus ciudadanos, de establecer cimientos que permitan mejorar y mantener la calidad de vida de sus ciudadanos y comunidades, y de crear las condiciones para que todos los individuos alcancen su pleno potencial.
El Índice evalúa varias dimensiones la primera es de Necesidades Básicas, esta determina qué tanto los países satisfacen las necesidades esenciales de las personas, midiendo el acceso a nutrición y atención médica básica, el acceso a agua potable, si tiene acceso a una vivienda adecuada con los servicios básicos y si la sociedad es segura.
La segunda dimensión es Estructuras para el Bienestar, abarca el acceso que tienen los ciudadanos a educación básica, si pueden acceder a la información que hay dentro y fuera del país, y si tienen condiciones para una vida saludable.
La tercera dimensión evalúa las oportunidades, mide el grado en que cada ciudadano tiene derechos personales y libertades, también mide el grado de acceso que se tiene a las formas avanzadas de educación para crear el potencial que genere nuevas oportunidades.
Para la edición 2019, se decidió medir la evolución del progreso social y también identificar el movimiento relativo de cada componente y dimensión del índice, esto para medir las mejoras en cada uno de estos. El Índice de Progreso Social identifica los elementos sociales y ambientales del desempeño de los países. Considera el progreso social de una forma sistemática y comprensiva, el cual abarca tres elementos: dimensiones, componentes e indicadores.
15 de noviembre de 2019, Santo Domingo.- Como parte de las actividades de sensibilización y comunicación interna, el Consejo Nacional de Competitividad presentó las informaciones esenciales del Sistema de Gestión de Calidad (SGC) a sus colaboradores, quienes apoyarán la mejora continua de los procesos y procedimientos necesarios para implementar la gestión de la calidad en la institución.
La adopción de un Sistema de Gestión de Calidad se realiza basado en una decisión estratégica, para que la organización pueda ayudar a mejorar su desempeño global y proporcionar una base sólida con miras a las iniciativas de desarrollo sostenible.
El encuentro organizado por la Unidad de Calidad en la Gestión, se explicaron los principios, conceptos, mapa de procesos, aprobaciones, entre otros temas relacionados al departamento de calidad.
Desiree Ulerio, encargada de la Unidad, destacó que “la implementación y mantenimiento está bajo la responsabilidad de la dirección ejecutiva, con el apoyo directo del Consejo de Calidad, para impulsar la competitividad de la República Dominicana a través de la ejecución del SGC orientado a satisfacer los requerimientos de nuestros clientes y a la mejora continua.
El disponer de un Sistema de Gestión de Calidad conforme a la Norma UNE-EN ISO 9001:2015 para los procesos internos de la institución, consta de dos aspectos esenciales: Generación Informaciones Estratégicas e implementación de Políticas Públicas de Competitividad.
Al finalizar el evento, los funcionarios que integran el Consejo de Calidad hicieron entrega de un dossier informativo, que contempla las informaciones y datos de interés del SGC, de fácil lectura y consulta. De igual manera, a través del portal institucional se encuentra publicado todas las informaciones concernientes a las iniciativas internas y externas, en procura de impulsar las buenas prácticas en transparencia, calidad y gestión pública.
During the day, the report about the Dominican economy and the international context was presented, by the Governor of the Central Bank, Dr. Héctor Valdez Albizu.
Also, the executive vicepresident of the Dominican Corporation of State Electric Companies (CDEEE), Ing, Rubén Jiménez Bichara, exposed a report about the evolution of the electricity sector and its perspectives.
For the first time, opinion leaders and mass media directors were presents.
November 6, 2019, Santo Domingo. - The President of the Republic, Danilo Medina, headed the eighth meeting of the Plenary of the Council in which the work of the agenda of the Plenary of COMPETITIVENESS, which includes Decree 453-18, was continued, to promote the "National Year of Innovation and Competitiveness" and in compliance with the presidential goals along with the Competitive Dominican agenda.
During the ordinary session of the plenary session, the governor of the Central Bank, Dr. Héctor Valdez Albizu, presented the report about of the Dominican economy and the international context, in which he said that the Dominican economy is the only one in Latin America that maintains growth projected by the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Albizu said that despite the turbulent international environment, the terms of trade of the Dominican Republic have improved due to oil prices and higher gold prices. In addition, he highlighted that the country's budget was prepared correctly: "Our growth and stability are not negotiable”.
Then, the executive vicepresident of the Dominican Corporation of State Electric Companies (CDEEE), Ing. Rubén Jiménez Bichara, approached the issue of the evolution of the electricity sector and its perspectives. In another order, the Chancellor of the Republic, Miguel Vargas Maldonado, made the announcement of a ship for trade with Caribbean islands that will benefit exports to and from the country.
Similarly, the committees for Productive Development and Exports, Health Registries, Fiscal Methodology and Innovation were followed up on it. From the Committee on Productive Development and Exports, were presented the advances that today exceed 50% of completed measures. This corresponds to more than 109 measures. Within the framework of the Fiscal Methodology committee, the consensus reached by the Dominican Government regarding benefits to the reactivation and activation of the Law of Proindustry of the Dominican Republic was presented to the Plenary Council. This task is in charge of the Ministry of Finance. As for the innovation committee and its strategy, the pillars that comprise it were presented: Educational Innovation and Talent Development, Business Innovation and Government Innovation. In the coming weeks the draft decree will be socialized between the public, private and academia sectors.
During the session were welcomed the new 13 members of the National Competitiveness Council and the Advisory Council, these designations were established through Decree 348-19, through Art.1 to the Minister of Public Works and Communications, Ramón Antonio Pepín and the Minister of Labor, Winston Santos, representing the public sector. In Art-2, eleven new members joined the Advisory Council, they are Celso Juan Marranzini, Lina García, Isaachart Burgos, Eduardo Lima, Juan José Attias, María Waleska Álvarez, Rogelio Viesca, José Luís Magadan, Lucille Houellemont, Claudia Pellerano and Sandy Filpo, representing the private sector.
In the press conference, Rafael Paz, summarized the results of the Dominican Republic in the recently published Global Competitiveness Index (IGC) and Doing Business. Extending in the latter that, "a series of measures are being developed in favor of the Building Permits and Stock Market pillars." In addition, Paz said that in the indicator opening of companies “there was an improvement of 2.0 points in the score; we went from 83.4 to 85.4 percentage points. This was due to the promulgation of Law 68-19 that modifies Law 479-08, in order to eliminate the minimum capital requirement required for the formation of limited liability companies”.
Also, it was reported that the Municipal Competitiveness Index project will be announced with the objective of Contributing to local sustainable development, focusing municipal management towards attracting investments that generate employment and increase the productive and consumption capacity of the localities. , generating well-being in the municipality and developing its competitive advantages.
The necessary funds has already been authorized for the single window of construction permits so that the Ministry of Public Works and Communications (MOPC) can expedite the issuance time.
The approach of the top US representative, covered various topics sensitive to the development of the national productive sector and the country response to natural disasters.
April 8, 2019, Santo Domingo.- The ambassador of the United States of America in the Dominican Republic, Robin Bernstein, visited the National Competitiveness Council, attending the invitation of its executive director, Rafael Paz, with the purpose of giving Know in a formal way, the initiatives of the Dominican Government through the “Competitive Dominican” agenda and the opportunities of commercial relations, with a view to boosting the competitiveness of the productive sectors of the country.
Within the framework of the “Year of Innovation and Competitiveness” amendments, a lunch meeting was held that included the participation of important representatives of the private sector and members of the COMPETITIVENESS Council, such as: Pedro Brache, Group President Rica and CONEP; Rafael Blanco Canto, president of Viva Wyndham Resorts; José Class, president of Wind-Telecom; Manuel Diez, president of Grupo Diesco; Pedro Esteva, president of Implements and Machinery (IMCA); Carlos Guillermo León, vice president of Banco BHD León; Celso Marranzini, president of MultiQuimika; Carlos Martí, president of Grupo Martí; José Manuel Ureña, president of Manuel Arsenio Ureña, Bernardo Vega of the Dominican Cultural Foundation, Máximo Vidal, president of Citi Dominican Republic; Monsignor Agripino Núñez Collado, Fernando Capellán of Grupo Codevi and Héctor José Risek of Grupo Risek.
The diplomat valued the public-private work agenda led by COMPETITIVENESS, as well as the more than 109 measures approved by the Council in 2018, which seeks to improve the business climate, facilitate trade, simplify regulations, optimize and transform production processes, increase exports and deepen alliances between all economic sectors involved.
Berstein added, “that competitiveness is not only important because it improves the country's ability to respond to situations that affect its security such as natural disasters, but also, because it covers such key issues as institutionality, transparency, education, justice, energy, health, among other aspects “, who was accompanied by Katherine Beamer, Counselor of the Section of Political and Economic Affairs; Lidia Valdés and David Baker, Economic officer of the United States embassy.
Paz highlighted, the close relationship that the United States has with the Dominican Republic, being the main trading partner of the Caribbean country as well as the demonstrable entrepreneurial and competitive culture they have had so far. In addition, he acknowledged that almost two million Dominicans live in their territory, which creates an even more than special bond between the two peoples.
“We have great opportunities to make a positive synergy in the field of innovation, education, research, entrepreneurship, investments. Building bridges is an essential part of achieving a more competitive country, “said the executive director of COMPETITIVENESS.
Other issues aired during the meeting, where Dominican businessmen from various economic sectors expressed their impressions on exports, is the current scenario of trade with Haiti, specifically at the border, which still presents great challenges to be overcome to prevent smuggling. And strengthen the security of both civil society and the companies that conduct their business with the neighboring country.
Similarly, the ambassador of the United States stressed, the importance of competitiveness and innovation to raise local investment, customs operations, and the opportunity to provide the necessary educational tools, to meet the national demand for professionals trained for Industrial, mining and health sector.
A Regulatory Impact Analysis will have to be presented before emission of new regulations
Monday, May 27th, 2019, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.- The National Competitiveness Council officially starts the process of public consultation of the decree draft on the Regulatory Activity of the Dominican State, which objective is to effectively apply the good regulatory practices on the making of the Public Administration regulations.
This decree draft has the purpose of articulate the fundamentals elements of the regulatory cycle, just as the regulatory planning, the public consultation and the elaboration of the regulatory impact analysis, according to the stablished principles of the Law No. 107-13 on the Rights of Persons in their Relations with the Administration and Administrative Procedure.
The public institutions will have to present every 6 months a list of all regulations they pretend to enact on that time frame, in order to all the possible affected persons know previously any obligation the will have to comply. Additionally, it will be stablished the obligatory elaboration of the regulatory impact analysis previous to the publication of the regulation, as a mechanism to determinate whether the benefits of the regulations exceed the costs, and objectively evaluate if it necessary a regulation, so that the promulgation is as efficient and less taxable as possible.
In addition, it seeks to strengthen public consultation process, increasing the term to 60 days for those regulatory projects with a high economic and social impact, creating also the virtual platform of Regulatory Improvement, as the only official webpage of the Public Administration that will allow the citizens and enterprises to provide information about their proposed regulations in consultation on a fast and transparent way.
The executive director of the National Competitiveness Council, Rafael Paz, expressed this actions seek ¨to build together a Dominican Republic where regulations promote the democratization of the economy, permitting more people access to market; with a clear objective… free the productive forces of our nation, allowing enterprises and entrepreneurs to exploit their productive potential, generating more opportunities for our country and our people ¨.
“A healthy life for all - the future of medical innovation”
The results of the Global Innovation Index (GII) 2019, prepared by the UN agency in charge of intellectual property (WIPO), evaluates the state of innovation in 129 countries around the world, and showed that the Dominican Republic presents improvements in the Pillars of Human Capital and Research, Infrastructure and Market and Business Sophistication.
The GII report places the Dominican Republic in the 87th place globally and in the 11th position in Latin America and the Caribbean, above Trinidad and Tobago (91), Paraguay (95) and Ecuador (99).
Among the findings shown in the report, it is highlighted that within the infrastructure pillar, the Dominican Republic showed an improvement in sustainable ecology, in telecommunication development, in digital government services, and increased in ISO certifications. The report shows that within the pillar of market sophistication, we have made progress in local competitiveness. With respect to Human Capital, it shows that tertiary education increased.
Regarding these results, Rafael Paz, executive director of the National Competitiveness Council, pointed out that this year is key for the Dominican Republic to reach its own innovation model, since a National Innovation Strategy is being developed among the main public and private entities of the country, to create consensus around the innovation, and also to allow the involvement of other actors with key responsibilities.
“This year we are promoting a plan, as part of the initiatives emanating from the declaration of 2019 as the Year of Innovation and Competitiveness, to transform the country’s public and private innovation policies, and all these implies a change of mentality from the public sector, but as I have already said, also of the private sector, ”said Paz.
Similarly, the representative of COMPETITIVENESS said that it is necessary to create comprehensive strategies that involve state institutions. "Link the private sector to the dialogue, give a useful participation to the academies and that they become a catalytic factor of the innovative process, which allows defining a vision oriented to the production and the solution of particular social issues of the Dominican Republic".
About the Global Innovation Index
This Index is a tool that allows monitoring the factors that influence innovation and provides 80 detailed indicators on the results in this aspect of a universe of 129 economies around the world. The 57 hard data indicators, 18 composite indicators and 5 opinion polls, and of these, seven are included: institutions, human capital and research, infrastructure, market sophistication, business sophistication, knowledge and technology production and creative production.
Each year the index is based on a specific motto, for this 2019, it focused on the health sector: “A healthy life for all - the future of medical innovation”, analyzing the medical innovation landscape of the next decade, studying how technological and non-technological medical innovation will transform healthcare in the world.
Santo Domingo - In this regional report made by the Competitiveness Institute of ADEN International Business School, the Dominican Republic showed an average growth of 4.31% during the period 2012-2019.
The report highlights the country's sustained growth during the years measured (2012-2019), escalating from 60.2 in 2013 to 62.1 in 2019, surpassing Central American countries such as El Salvador ( 61.2), Honduras (58.9), Guatemala (57.6) and Nicaragua (55.8).
Rafael Paz, executive director of COMPETITIVENESS explains that “compared to similar economies, the Dominican Republic has been the big winner, displacing peer countries that previously had better positioning than the Dominican Republic in the ADEN Regional Index. In 2015, our country displaced Honduras from position 13, in 2017 it displaced Paraguay from position 12 and in 2019 El Salvador from position 11 ”.
In this position, the country is placed above Uruguay and Costa Rica, which occupy higher places in the ranking, given its economic structure, but which had a lower score jump than in the Dominican Republic.
The regional study highlights several improvement opportunities in the country, especially in the areas of Access to Technology and Market Competition, aspects that are part of the agenda developed by COMPETITIVENESS with the aim of improving the country’s position in the different regional and global rankings.
These results are consistent with information on economic growth and market efficiency generated by other national and international organizations in the Dominican Republic.
Since 2010 ADEN has carried out competitiveness measurements in Latin America with the 18 countries that total 99% of the regional GDP. From these estimates, a Competitiveness Ranking is constructed, using the information collected and systematized from national and international sources.
For this study, a total of 125 variables are taken into account, grouped into ten aspects to assess country competitiveness: coverage of basic needs, institutional aspects, infrastructure, macroeconomic stability, health, education, population expectations, market competition, efficiency in labor relations and access to technology.
The most outstanding classifications for our country are: Property Registration, Construction Permit Management and Cross-Border Trade.
The indicators shows the greatest progress in this report: Opening of a business, Registration of ownership and Compliance with Contracts.
October 25, 2019, Santo Domingo.- The results of the Doing Business 2020 were released, a report that makes the World Bank Group each year, in which the Dominican Republic obtained improvements in three of the ten indicators evaluated, where the facilities that countries have when doing business.
The country occupies the 115th position of 190 economies in the Ranking between Countries, showing progress in the areas of Opening a business, Property Registration and Contract Compliance.
In the indicator Opening of a business, there was an increase of 2.0 in the score, going from 83.4 to 85.4 percentage points, which puts us at position 112 with respect to the rest of the economies, with an improvement of five positions compared to 2019. This progress was due to the enactment of Law No. 68-19, which modifies Law No. 479-08 on Commercial Companies, reducing the minimum capital requirement.
Meanwhile, in the area of Property Registry, the country obtained a score of 67.2 percentage points and climbed 3 positions in the General Ranking, going from place 77 to 74, thanks to a reduction in the time required for real estate transfers and registration of properties in the country, going from 45 to 33 days, for a decrease of 12 days.
This year the World Bank Group recognized our Window Express, launched in 2017, by the Real Estate Jurisdiction, through which you can obtain the “Certificate of the Legal Status of the Property” between 3 and 5 days, reducing this procedure from 18 to 4 days.
In compliance with contracts, the country improved 16 positions, climbing from position 149 to 133 and advancing in the score 3.7 percentage points, from 46.9 to 50.6 points. This improvement was due to the implementation of two reforms that influenced the index on the quality of judicial proceedings, which are Establishment of exclusive rooms to hear Commercial Cases, in the Court of First Instance of the National District. In addition, the approval of Resolution No. 2142-2018 of the Council of the Judiciary, approving the General Regulation on Alternative Mechanisms for Conflict Resolution, including commercial cases.
The most outstanding classifications for our country, in addition to the Land Registry, continue to be management of construction permits and cross-border trade, the latter is located well above the regional average and among the best performing economies.
In obtaining electricity, the country ranked 116, with a score of 68 points. This year the report registered a variation in the score of the reliability index of electricity supply and transparency of tariffs, going from four to 5 points (8 being the highest score).
This change was due to a correction of data recorded in this report, in relation to data published in previous years.
In the area of obtaining credit, in the DB 2020, the Dominican Republic ranked 119 with a score of 45 percentage points, as in the previous year, because it measures in its index of strength of legal rights. If the economy has a regulatory framework for Transferable Guarantees and the existence of a Unified Registry of Transferable Guarantees, which we lack, despite the efforts made by the Government to approve the Draft Law on Guarantees in the National Congress Furniture
In the indicator on Protection of minority investors, this year the country ranked in position 143, down 60 positions compared to the previous year in the General Ranking, with a Score of 34.0 points.
This decrease was due to methodological corrections that the World Bank Group made this year, so that if an economy does not have an active stock, exchange with at least 10 listed companies, which are not state owned and are not issuing bonds exclusively, such as in the case of the Dominican Republic, no points are awarded in the corporate governance index.
This refocusing in the area of Protection of minority investors, not only affects our position in the Ranking of this indicator, but also in the Global Ranking. The same has happened with other economies such as Uruguay, Paraguay, Nicaragua, among others.
For the Tax Payment indicator, a score of 57.4 percentage points was register, with a General Ranking of 150. In Resolution of insolvency, the country maintains its position in position 124, as well as an increase of 0.46 in the score according to the ease of doing business, standing at 38.0 p
The country is positioned above Uruguay, Jamaica, Nicaragua and Honduras
September 25, 2019, Santo Domingo.- The World Economic Forum presented the results of the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index (ICVT) 2019, which the Dominican Republic improved its score with respect to 2017, moving from ranking position 76 global to number 73, of 140 economies globally.
The country obtained a positive performance in the 4 sub-indices that make up the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index, thus obtaining a score of 3.87.
Among the indicators in which the Dominican Republic performed better were those related to Health and Hygiene, which increased in the ranking due to the decrease in malaria cases by 3.9 percentage points compared to 2017.
As for the policies and factors that allow travel and tourism, international openness improved by 7 positions despite keeping its score constant. For its part, in Sustainability and Environment, the country climbed 23 positions in the world rankings thanks to the restriction and application of environmental regulations, the sustainability of the development of the travel and tourism industry and the environmental-related treaties that are currently in force.
In the sub-index of Natural and Cultural Resources, the country stood out for the good performance of the indicator of natural resources and business trips, increasing by 7.1% and to which was added the sub-indicator oral and intangible cultural heritage that is measured by the number of cultural expressions.
The subscript that measures the Infrastructure had an improvement of 5.6% this year, due to the good performance of indicators such as Land transport infrastructure and ports, thanks to the improvement of the infrastructure of the ports and efficiency of land transport; and Tourism Service Infrastructure, which reported an improvement of 3.7% due to the installation of ATMs and the improvement of the quality of tourist infrastructure.
This index is composed of 4 subscripts and 14 pillars that contain 90 individual indicators, to which a score between 1 and 7 is assigned, and from there an average is obtained which is the score reached by the country. The data is compiled through hard data, standardized to be comparable with the results of the Executive Opinion Survey of the World Economic Forum.
Tourism is one of the five sectors prioritized by the Committee for the Coordination of Productive Development and Export Policies of the full Council along with the Dominican Competitive agenda promoted by the National Competitiveness Council. "Competitiveness is a constant challenge, so we must continue working and innovating in this regard," said Rafael Paz, executive director of COMPETITIVENESS.
The Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index is an initiative of the World Economic Forum, which has been conducting biennially since 2006, in order to measure the factors and policies that make sustainable development of the tourism sector possible and that contribute directly to development and competitiveness of the countries.
October 1.- The National Competitiveness Council and the Civil Aviation Specialized Corps in Airport Security (CESAC) signed an inter-institutional agreement that will allow the formulation of a technical template of procedures to streamline the cold chain process in perishable products exportable by air.
The signing of the agreement was headed by Rafael Paz, executive director of COMPETITIVENESS and the general director of CESAC, General Aracenis Castillo De la Cruz, FARD.
Both institutions established a cooperation framework to implement and promote reforms in the field of airport security, which simplify the processes and maintenance of guarantee levels, allowing the improvement of the Dominican Republic's position in international export evaluations.
Paz thanked CESAC for the initiative to formalize this interinstitutional agreement on competitiveness and said that "Civil aviation security have a strategic importance in our country, especially with regard to the management of perishable products for export to strategic markets, as well as for importation”.
The General Director of CESAC, Castillo De la Cruz said he was satisfied with his signature, aware of the valuable contributions that such a pact will bring to the field of exports and competitiveness in the nation. "CESAC is in the best disposition alongside COMPETITIVENESS and its executives, we achieve good inter-institutional results and that this agreement is maintained over time," concluded General Castillo De la Cruz.
CESAC and COMPETITIVENESS will work hand in hand to strengthen control, inspection and safety techniques, so the products that are exported arrive in optimal conditions for consumption.
The cold chain in logistics refers to the set of procedures for transporting perishable products, through which environmental conditions of temperature and safety are maintained at all times that guarantee the quality of these products until their final destination.
The networks were recertified: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
August 27, 2019. Santo Domingo.- The National Competitiveness Council receives NORTIC E1: 2018 certification, Standard for the management of Social Networks in Government Agencies, which regulates the guidelines that must be followed by Dominican State agencies following the established norms for The achievement of effective communication with citizens, through social networks.
The NORTIC E1 is a dynamic and very useful tool for the creation and maintenance of social media by government agencies, the effectiveness in publishing content and interacting with citizens.
The Presidential Office of Information and Communication Technologies, OPTIC, delivered via a statement that the social networks Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube Competitiveness, @Compiterd met the requirements established in its management in effective communication with citizens.
Upon receiving the certification, the executive director of COMPETITIVENESS, Rafael Paz, reaffirmed his commitment to continue complying with the Regulations and, at the same time, continue betting on innovative and competitive tools, which affects the communication and transparency of internal processes to citizens, the other institutions and civil society on the work agenda of the institution through these media 2.0.
Meanwhile, the director of the Communications, Sol Disla, said that as an entity that serves as a link between the sectors and unions, joining capacities, skills, efforts and fostering dialogue in an open and comprehensive manner, it has a model of I work with a new organizational culture of the State, which has allowed its social networks to be the ideal channels for dissemination and citizen participation.
Tuesday June 26, Santo Domingo. _ For its performance in favor of exports, COMPETITIVENESS received the award in the category “Excellence in Service to the Export Sector” in the Public Sector, in the thirty-third edition of the Awards for Export Excellence 2019, which is carried out within the framework of the Grand Dinner of the Dominican Exporter, organized by the Dominican Association of Exporters, ADOEXPO.
“To thank ADOEXPO for this recognition, this award more than an entity of the State, we visualize it as a recognition to the State as a whole, to the Dominican Government, the National Competitiveness Council is the conclusion of a large public-private partnership that President Danilo Medina leads and in which we participate, a set of State officials and here we have several very prominent of them and a group of private sector members; but the business associations also have an extraordinary participation, where ADOEXPO plays a relevant role, ”said Rafael Paz, after receiving the award.
He also pointed out that: “This award is a recognition of that vocation of joint work for national development, because the measures that have been put in place since the National Competitiveness Council have the purpose of promoting development through economic activity, through the construction of an export-oriented economy, a competitive economy, based on efficiency, productivity, innovation and a positive synergy between public institutions and Dominican companies. The time has come where the State and the private sector not only consult, but work together on a concrete agenda and through a consultative mechanism.
In the awards ceremony for the Dominican Export Excellence 2019, 25 institutions participated in six categories: Dominican Grand Exporter, Industrial Export Excellence, Export Zone Free Excellence, SME Export Excellence, Excellence in Service to the Export Sector and Agricultural Export Excellence.
COMPETITIVENESS has managed to be recognized by both public and private sectors, thanks to pursuing the objective of launching a participatory process for the coordination of policies and strategies, which increase competitiveness and the execution of associative projects, to promote national productivity.
Between the actions of the government and the private sector, in a harmonious and collaborative way in more than 1,700 hours of work, there have been more than 100 measures to strengthen and prioritize for the first time five sectors of the country: Industry, Agriculture, Tourism, Free Zones and mining. Of these measures: 14 were assigned for agriculture, 27 for industry, 7 measures for mining and tourism about 14 measures, and 21 measures of a transversal type.
The measures promoted have allowed us to respond to barriers that limited productivity and competitiveness nationally. This ceremony was attended by senior government officials, members of the diplomatic corps, business leaders and representatives of the companies nominated for the awards.
The agreement promoted by the National Competitiveness Council and the National Statistics Office seeks to gather information about the factors that affect productivity and innovation in the country
Santo Domingo, May 21, 2018. The National Competitiveness Council and the National Statistics Office (ONE) signed a Cooperation Agreement to promote the development of innovation diagnoses, and compare their incidence by sectors; as well as perform other analyzes on the main indicators related to the Dominican economy.
In the Agreement, signed by the Executive Director of COMPETITIVIDAD, Rafael Paz and the National Director of the ONE, Alexandra Izquierdo, and both entities committed to jointly carry out studies and proposals for reforms that favor the obtaining of statistical tools, so as to provide information on the factors that affect productivity and national innovation.
For the director of COMPETITIVIDAD, Rafael Paz, this Agreement is the utmost importance because it would improve national productivity, and he said that: “With this Agreement we will create a joint table of experts on issues of competitiveness, business climate, country risk, sustainable development and regulatory improvement; that must identify a strategy, and based on this, an action plan will be developed that serves to make decisions of the key sectors of the Dominican economy, contributing to increase the quality of the sectors involved. ”
While the Director of the ONE, Alexandra Izquierdo, stressed that in the ONE, through these agreements, they seek to generate information on the levels of performance of the country, based on the indicators and goals on national productivity, competitiveness, regulatory improvement, risk and levels of sustainable development. "These data may be used by national and international organizations that influence the trust and image of the Dominican Republic, and which in turn are projected on local and external economic agents."
The information collected by both entities will be disseminated through the Competitiveness Observatory of the Dominican Republic.
Propose to increase regulated public consultation time by 60 days and that the analysis of the economic impact of regulatory procedures is mandatory
Santo Domingo - With a social economic cost (SEC) OF RD$ 197,163 million representing the 5.46% of the Gross Domestic Products (GDP), of the total 1,873 procedures and services corresponding to 43 institutions and ministries, the National Competitiveness Council will inniciate a Regulatory Improvment Plan, which will allow the approximate reduction of 70% of the social cost of the regulations.
Of this survey, 64.1% of the requested requirements are considered difficult to collect or comply with. Similarly, the 53% of the procedures or services will be resolved in less than 30 days and on average, 10 employees or public servants of each institution participate. In addition, citizens and businesses must meet about 8 requierments for procedures or services requested.
Survey of Regulatory Inventory
The 53 institutions raised for data collection represent, in budgetary terms, 60.3% of Public Expenditure and 10.9% of the Gross Domestic Products (GDP).
The results of the regulatory inventory indicate that there are 2,097 administrative regulations in force as of December 2018. It is important to highlight that, in relation to the type of regulation, it was verified that 1,122 regulations where classified in other regulatory provisions and the rest, in: Standard with 544 regulations, Regulation with 409 regulations, Plan with 18 regulations and Progams with 6 regulations.
Additionally, among the legal instruments most used by the Public Administrations are the following: Resolutions with 1,280 regulations; Decrees with 252 regulations; the circulars with 191 regulations; the Norms and Other Administrative Acts.
The 10 institutions that group 56% of the administrative regulations lifted include: The Superintendence of Pensions with 210 regulations, the Minister of Finance, with 174, the Superintendence of Health and Labor Risks (SHLR) with 142, General Director of Internal Taxes (GDIT) with 132, Superintendence of Securities Market with 102 regulations, the Superintednence of Banks with 101, the Minster of Public Health has 97 regulations, Superintednence of Electricity has 85, Dominican Institution of Civil Aviation with 78, and General Director of Customs (GDC) with a total of 64 regulations.
An element that undoubtedly allowed the estimation of the social cost of the regulatory burden to be as accurate as possible was the creation of a public consultation mechanism that allowed business associations, companies and individuals in general to submit information on those regulations, procedures and services that could be affecting their respective economic and social rights, guaranteed by the Constitution of the Dominican Republic.
In that sense, 841 surveys were carried out in total, of which 496 were conducted at institutions selected by the Management of Regulatory Analysis of COMPETITIVENESS and 372 were completed by citizens who board the Metro and the Cableway of Santo Domingo, as well as, through the digital platform of RD+ simple. www.rdmassimple.gob.do
From this consultation, the 10 institutions that group 83% of the procedures and services most mentioned by citizens were identified, being the Central Electoral Board that tops the list with a 38.4% followed by the General Passport Director with 11.2 %; the General Director of Internal Taxes 6.9%, in National Institute of Land Transit 6.2%, the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology 5.4% the Attorney General of the Republic with 4.0%, the Ministry of Education with 3.3% , the Ministry of Public Health represents 2.9%, the Real Estate Jurisdiction 2.5% and the General Directorate of Customs 2.2%.
As for the most complex procedures and services mentioned, through the public consultation made to the citizens surveyed, there is the request for the birth certificate that represents 11.3% of the mentions, the application for an Identity and Electoral card that represents 7.5 %, the application for passports with 5.6%, the late declaration of birth with 2.7% matching the passport renewal process, while the correction of the birth certificate 2.2%, the certificate of no criminal record with 1.9%, finally, the three-step motor vehicle with 1.6%
Procedures with Higher Social Cost (CES)
When disaggregating the cost of regulations per institution evaluated, only five of these accumulate 80.3% of the total cost, representing 4.4% of GDP: Ministry of Public Health (2.6%); Ministry of Agriculture (0.7%), Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology (0.6%), General Director of Internal Taxes (0.4%), and Ministry of Public Works and Communications (0.2%).
Likewise, only ten procedures represent 60.2% of the total cost of the regulations, representing 3.28% of GDP, 6 of them belonging to the Ministry of Public Health (RD $ 81,156 million), which are: sanitary registration of cosmetics of products of personal and household hygiene (RD $ 23,298 million), sanitary registration of medicines (RD $ 20,625 million), renewal of the sanitary registration of medicines (RD $ 19,095 million), registration of sanitary products (RD $ 7,546 million), sanitary registration of food and beverages -packaged-imported products- imported food (RD $ 5,778 million) and simplified sanitary registration of cosmetics personal and household hygiene products (RD $ 4,811 million).
Likewise, of the services and procedures corresponding to the Ministry of Agriculture, there is the agricultural-face-to-face mechanization with RD $ 22,261 million.
In the case of the evaluation of the exequatur requests of professionals, which is the responsibility of the Mescyt, it represents an economic social cost of RD $ 6,303 million. Also, the liquidation and request for the extraction of materials and books of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources amounts to RD $ 4,949 million and the transfer process of motor vehicles of the DGII, with RD $ 3,946 million.