Handmade cigars. Tabacalera de Garcia Factory. Casa de Campo, La Romana, Dominican Republic.
President Luis Abinader was present for the start of the expansion of the La Romana Free Zone on 14 January 2021. As reported, Central Romana Agroindustrial is investing RD$600 million in the development.
President Abinader said the expansion reflects the confidence in the future of the Dominican Republic. He said the free zone is experiencing increased demand for more space by companies, including some that already operate in the park.
The expansion includes new space for Tabacalera de Garcia operations. Tabacalera de García is the world’s largest producer of cigars, with 5,500 employees. Tabacalera de García manufacturers cigars for many well-known brands and supplies nearly 30% of global demand. Cigar exports are 10% of total Dominican exports.
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