IJ International Jurists AGM 2015

The IJ International Jurists 22nd Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2015 took place last April 2015. Lawyers from member firm’s participated in an agenda focused on strategic development, business generation and harvesting collective know how and honest exchanges among members in order to share main points and challenges in the management and growth of our member […]

Imported Food and Drug Registration

By Maria Arthur (marthur@aclaw.com) On April 6th of 2015, the Executive Branch enacted Decree 82-2015, which creates the General Directorate of Pharmaceutical, Foods and Sanitary Health Products (“DIGEMAPS” for its Spanish acronym), under the dependency of the Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance. According to Article 2 of said Decree, DIGEMAPS is and will […]

DR Free Zone Exports Increase

Dominican Free Zone Exports increased in the first quarter of 2015 according to Dominican export trade data issued by the Dominican Republic Government, at a rate of 6.2%, which is the highest increase value since the year 2011. The USA market is the number one country for highest demand of Dominican free zone exports, as […]

Real Estate Property Release Tax Norm 08-2014

On December 22nd of 2014, the Dominican Tax Administration (TA), published DR Tax Ruling 08-2014 regarding the Sale of Real Estate Property and which provides for the Release of the Same from the seller’s information registered at the TA’s registration system. Individuals and legal entities that sale a real estate property before or after the […]

Judiciary appoints new DR Court Interpreters

On December 8 of 2014, the Judiciary Council (CPJ) of the Dominican Republic issued Resolution 13-2014, thereby appointing 115 new judicial interpreters in different languages, who may provide legal translation of documents as well as language interpretation services in different courts of the country, within the corresponding powers granted in their role as auxiliaries of […]

Private International Law 544-14

On October 15th of 2014, the Executive Branch enacted Law 544-14 of Private International Law of the Dominican Republic, which is now considered one of the most advanced references in the Caribbean. The objective of Law 544-14 is to regulate the private international relationships of a civil and commercial character in the Dominican Republic, in […]

Dominican Anti Spam Law 310-14

Dominican Republic Anti Spam Law 310-14 regulating the Submission of Non Solicited Commercial Emails (Spam) in the Dominican Republic was enacted on August 8, 2014. The purpose of Law 310-14 is to regulate the excessive and abusive practices of individuals and legal persons who send messages via email without the explicit consent of the receiving […]

IJ International Jurists AGM 2014

By Arthur & Castillo (info@aclaw.com) ARTHUR & CASTILLO attorneys attended the IJ International Jurists Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2014 last May 16th. The firm´s lawyers participated in workshops and meetings with other lawyers from international firms exchanging the latest trends in international business and internet technology law (IT) case – studies. The event counted with […]

Dominican Data Protection Law 172-13

Dominican Republic Data Protection Law 172-13, establishing the parameters and the procedures to use regarding Habeas Data included in Article 70 of the Dominican Republic Constitution was enacted on December 13, 2013. The background of this law recognizes that every person has the right to Access the data or information that is recorded from him/her […]

DR Real Estate Law Developments

By Felipe Isa Castillo (fcastillo@aclaw.com) Dominican Real Estate Law Developments, include a Draft Bill amending Tourism Development Promotion Law 158-01. On July 22th of 2013, the Chamber of Deputies of the Dominican Republic approved the Draft Bill amending Law No. 158-01 of Incentives for Tourism Development of the Dominican Republic to include non- exempt urban […]