Regulation for Transfer of Motor Vehicles

Dominican Regulation of Transfers and Endorsements of New and Used Motor Vehicles, 06-2013 was issued on December 12, 2013 and provides for a procedure  to formalize the transfers of vehicles in favor of concessionaires and dealers. Said procedure includes the duty, by the owner of the vehicle, to notify the transfer or exchange of the […]

DR Free Zones Minimum Wage

On October 5th of 2013, The Labor Ministry of the Dominican Republic approved Resolution No.8-2013, of National Minimum Wage applicable to Industrial Free Trade Zone’s employees, issued by the National Wage Committee, on September 27th of 2013. The background of Resolution No.8-2013 comes from the agreement reached by the Employee Sector Representative (FENATRAZONA, FEDOTRAZONAS y […]

Ministry of Energy & Mining Law 100-13

The Ministry of Energy and Mines of the Dominican Republic was created under Law 100-13 of July 30, 2013 as organ of the Public Administration dependent of the Executive Power, in charge of formulating and managing the energy and the metallic and non metallic Dominican mining policy. The Law establishes that the Ministry of Energy […]

DR Foreign Investment Law

In the Dominican Republic, Foreign investment is regulated under Law 16-95 of November 20, 1995 Regulating Foreign Investment in the Dominican Republic. The purpose of this law is to open foreign investment to most sectors of the Dominican Economy and to provide foreign investors with legal guarantees, benefits and exemptions while doing business in the […]

Dominican Real Estate Property Survey

On May 16th, 2013, the Supreme Court of the Dominican Republic issued Resolution No. 1419-2013, of Diverse Procedures before the Title Registrars and the Cadastral Measurement Offices (“Resolution No.1419-2013”). Within the Diverse Procedures proposed in such Resolution No.1419-2013, is the survey (or deslinde) of real estate properties supported by Annotated Records (i.e. Constancias Anotadas), and […]

AC Law Featured in ABA Law Real Estate

Dr. Felipe Castillo, partner in Arthur & Castillo has been featured in the American Bar Association’s Section of International Law publication “The Year in Review” 2013 for Cross Border Dominican Republic Real Estate Practice. The publication consists of an annual survey of international legal developments in different areas of international and national law and includes […]

Dominican Tax Administration Tax Havens List

On May 20, 2013, the Dominican Republic Tax Administration (DGII) published its first Notice regarding Countries Considered as Low Tax Jurisdictions and Tax Havens in which the DGII lists the States or territories regarded as “Lox Tax Jurisdictions” and “Tax Havens”, pursuant to the provisions of Article 2 of the General Regulation No.04-2011 of Transfer […]

Tax Regime of Trusts in Dominican Republic

On August 24th of 2012, the Tax Authorities (DGII) issued Ruling 02-12 regarding the Tax Regime of Trusts with the purpose of establishing the regulations and procedures to be complied with by trusts and the parties thereto involved, with respect to their tax duties and obligations. Pursuant to the provisions set forth under Law No.189-11 […]

DR Entry International Classification (10th)

On August ninth (9th) of 2012 the National Office of Industrial Property (ONAPI) of the Dominican Republic issued the Resolution RD-116/2012 through which it informs the public of the Entering in Force of the Niza International Classification Tenth Edition. In this regard, Resolution RD-116/2012 establishes, among other items, the following: First: the mandatory use of […]

DR Tourism Property Land Use Plan

On March 26th of 2012, the Ministry of Tourism of the Dominican Republic issued Resolutions which establish the “Tourism Sector Land Use and Organization Plan” and modify the Urban and Construction parameters for the northern part of the Samaná Peninsula, the Punta Cana, Bávaro- Macao Area, respectively. The purpose of these resolutions is to regulate […]