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C O N F I D E N T I A L SANTO DOMINGO 004224
DEPT FOR EAP/CM KAYE LEE, WHA/PCP JEFF BISCHOFF, AND HA/EPSC LAWRENCE GUMBINER; STATE PASS USTR FOR FREEMAN, WELLER, SHINER; USDOC FOR DAS LEVINE; STATE PASS EXIMBANK TREASURY FOR OASIA/INA DOHNER, KOEPKE; PARIS ALSO PASS USOECD
E.O. 12958: DECL: 09/02/2015 TAGS: ECON ETRD ETTC PREL EFIN XM DR SUBJECT: DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: CENTRAL BANK SAYS NO PRC INVESTMENT
REF: A. BEIJING 13822
B. SANTO DOMINGO 04104
Classified By: Classified By: Economic Political Counselor Michael Mei gs Reasons: 1.4 (b) and (d)
(C) In contradiction to PRC statistics, officials from the Dominican Central Bank say that the People's Republic of China (PRC) has not invested in Dominican Republic outside of the Free Trade Zones. U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo could not verify the 2003 USD 106 million that was listed in reftel A. Below is Dominican Central Bank table of PRC investment in the from the last three years. These investments were located in FTZ. For more information please see ref B.
2. (U) Central Bank trade statistics follow:
Country 2002 2003 2004* Total PRC 0.2 nil 2.6 2.8 Taiwan nil nil nil nil TOTAL 0.2 nil 2.6 2.8
*Preliminary data Denominations listed in USD millions HERTELL