Dominica

About Dominica

Dominica, officially known as the Commonwealth of Dominica is an Island country in the Caribbean Islands in the Central America Region. The country is part of the British Commonwealth Nations.

The Economy of the Country is predominantly Agriculture (especially Banana). However, Financial Services and other Corporate Services adds to the GDP of the country.

Country Facts

 

Basic Details
RegionNorthern America
Capital CityRoseau
Government Typeparliamentary representative democratic republic
Official LanguagesEnglish
CurrencyEast Caribbean dollar, XCD
Phone Code +1-767
Important CitiesSantiago de los Caballeros, Santo Domingo Oeste, Santo Domingo Este, Santo Domingo Norte, San Felipe de Puerto Plata, Concepción de la Vega, San Pedro de Macorís, La Romana, Los Alcarrizos, San Francisco de Macoris, San Cristóbal, Salvaleón de Higüey, Santa Cruz de Barahona, Bonao, San Juan de la Maguana, Baní, Bajos de Haina
National DayIndependence Day (Nov-03)
Economy
Ease of Doing Business Ranking111
Primary IndustriesFinancial service,Agriculture,Animal husbandary,Fishing,Mining
Major ExportsEdible vegetables and certain roots and tubers, Edible fruit and nuts, peel of citrus fruit, Electrical machinery and equipment, Furniture, bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions, Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Coffee, tea, maté and spices, Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical, Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, Salt, sulphur, earths and stone, plastering materials, Articles of iron or steel
Major Exports to IndiaPharmaceutical products, Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical, Man-made staple fibres, Paper and paperboard, articles of paper pulp, Cotton, Other made-up textile articles, sets, worn clothing, Organic chemicals, Essential oils and resinoids, perfumery, cosmetic, Miscellaneous manufactured articles, Articles of iron or steel, Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal,
Major ImportsMineral fuels, mineral oils, Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Electrical machinery and equipment, Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, Furniture, bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions, Articles of iron or steel, Beverages, spirits and vinegar, Plastics and articles thereof, Wood and articles of wood, wood charcoal, Meat and edible meat offal
Major Imports from IndiaLive animals, Meat and edible meat offal, Fish and crustaceans, molluscs, Live trees and other plants, bulbs, roots, Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers, Edible fruit and nuts, peel of citrus fruit, Coffee, tea, maté and spices, Cereals
Foreign Relations
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Trade Agreements with IndiaIndia exports mainly pharmaceutical products, readymade garments, textiles and home furnishings, food products, etc. to Dominica, while Dominica exports mainly scrap metals. Bilateral trade between India and Dominica during 2017-18 amounted to US$2.38 million. Given the distance and small size of Dominica market, volume of our bilateral trade is comparatively small. India’s exports to Dominica were US$2.10 million and Dominica’s exports were US$0.28 million. Bilateral trade during 2018-19 amounted to US$ 1.61 mn (India’s exports: 1.30 mn; India’s imports: 0.31 mn), There are areas of potential cooperation include agro-industries, food processing and small-scale manufacturing, renewable energy, pharmaceuticals, eco-tourism/Ayurvedic system of holistic health care, education and sports. Gujarat Apollo Industries Company Ltd. has installed an Asphalt Separation plant in Dominica recently
Bordering NationsGuadeloupe, Martinique
Member of(Caribbean Community), ( Commonwealth of Nations), ( Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States), ( Organisation internationale de la Francophonie), ( United Nations)
Indian Embassy DetailsH.E. Arun Kumar Sahu
Honourable High Commissioner
High Commission of India in Trinidad and Tobago (accredited to Dominica)
, 6, Victoria Avenue, Port of Spain Trinidad and Tobago
Email: cons.pospain@mea.gov.in
Phone: 001-868-225-4340
Embassy Details in India