Buying Dominican Real Estate

Persons wishing to buy, sell, convey or transfer Dominican real estate property should note that Dominican real estate operations are governed by Dominican Real Estate Property Registration Law No. 108-05 of 2005 and its regulations, the Civil Code and other special Dominican laws which may apply depending on the type of transaction. General Requirements of […]

DR Investment Tax Incentives

Exports Promotion: Law 84-99 of Promotion of Exports of the Dominican Republic provides for certain incentives, such as the reimbursement of taxes and customs duties paid by the exporters for raw materials, components, intermediate goods, labels, containers and packing material, if those are incorporated to export goods or returned abroad in the same condition that […]

Import Agents and Distributors Law 173

A foreign supplier of goods and services may choose to enter the Dominican market by selling his/her products through Dominican agents and distributors or representatives. The different channels of selling are subject to different legal frameworks. Contracts involving Dominican agents and distributors are generally governed by the Civil Code of the Dominican Republic, whose freedom […]

Dominican Customs Tax

The General Customs Administration has established the system for self- determination of the customs tax obligation. Through this system, the taxpayer of the customs tax obligation (importer, consignee, customs agent or broker) has the power to set, by itself, the quantity of the customs tax obligation. The above means that the taxpayer acknowledges the imported […]

DR Intellectual Property Law

The Dominican Republic trademarks, copyright and patent laws provide the principal protection for intellectual property matters. Dominican Republic is a member of the WTO agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) and has agreed to the minimum standards of protection and reciprocal treatment provided in this treaty, pursuant to the international norms in the […]

International sale of goods in Dominican Republic

By Felipe Isa Castillo (fcastillo@aclaw.com) International sale of goods contracts in Dominican Republic and elsewhere are also called ”documentary sale” transactions. The purpose of presenting the documentary transaction is to illustrate not only what is happening but also, why it is done in a particular manner. There are several factors to consider in an international […]

DR Company Mergers and Spin Offs

Under Dominican Republic Law 479-08 of Commercial Entities and Individual Limited Liability Enterprises provides that one or more business entities may by way of merger transfer their assets to an existing entity or to a newly incorporated entity. In relation to Dominican Republic company spin offs, Dominican Law No. 479-08 states that business entities may […]

DR Limited Liability Company

Usually business entities in Dominican Republic are incorporated as a Dominican Limited Liability Company or Sociedad de Responsabilidad Limitada (S.R.L.). The Dominican Limited Liability Company or S.R.L. is the most common and efficient form of organizing a company in the Dominican Republic. The main characteristics of the Dominican Limited Liability Company are: The company must […]

DR Foreign Branch Registration

Dominican Branch registration may be possible for foreign companies interested in doing business in the Dominican Republic (DR). To begin the process, qualified legal counsel is required for evaluating the company incorporation documents, drafting, preparing and filing the required corporate documents for branch registration and requesting, responding, following up and obtaining a Taxpayer Identification Number […]

Dominican Republic Law Overview

An overview of Dominican Law  allows us to understand why Dominican Republic is the Caribbean‘s leading foreign investment, air and sea transportation, export free zones, and tourism destination. The main factors which helped Dominican Republic to attain this position are its geo strategic position in the very center of the Caribbean and between the United States Europe, Central […]