All parties interested in participating in the Central America and the Dominican Republic Business Development Mission must complete and submit an application package for consideration by the Department of Commerce. All applicants will be evaluated on their ability to meet certain conditions and best satisfy the selection criteria as outlined below. Between 15 and 20 companies will be selected to participate in the mission from the applicant pool.
Conditions for Participation:
An applicant must submit a completed and signed mission application and supplemental application materials, including adequate information on the company’s: products and/or services, primary market objectives, and goals for participation. If we receive an incomplete application, we may either reject the application or take the lack of information into account when we evaluate the applications.
Each applicant must also:
Selection Criteria for Participation:
Selection will be based on the following criteria in decreasing order of importance.
Suitability of a company’s products or services to the Central American and Dominican Republic markets and likelihood of a participating company’s increasing exports to or investment in Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic or Nicaragua within a year as a result of this mission;
Demonstrated export and/or investment experience in Central America and the Dominican Republic and/or globally;
Current or pending major project participation; and
Rank/seniority of the designated company representative.
Additional factors, such as diversity of company size, type, location, demographics, and traditional under-representation in business, may also be considered during the review process.
Referrals from political organizations and any documents, including the application, containing references to partisan political activities (including political contributions) will be removed from an applicant’s submission and not considered during the selection process.