Commercial Debt Collection

In Dominican Republic, the suit for debt collection is the mechanism used by creditors to pursue the collection of moneys derived from a debt by means of the Dominican judicial system. Suing for debt collection should be most useful whenever the creditor considers that his credit is in danger of becoming unrecoverable. Under Dominican Republic […]

Dominican Fast Divorce

By Maria Arthur (marthur@aclaw.com) The Dominican fast divorce (“Divorcio al Vapor” in Spanish) is the most effective, easy, relieving, and confidential way used by foreign nationals and Dominicans residents abroad to get a divorce. The quick divorce in the Dominican Republic is a special mutual consent divorce which was established more than 45 years ago by […]

DR Insolvency & Restructuring

On January 3th of 2017, The Judicial Branch Council (CPJ acronym in Spanish) of the Dominican Republic issued an Act which establishes the halls for the liquidation and restructuring courts for companies and individuals traders. The First Hall of the Civil and Commercial Chamber of First Instances of the National District and second Hall of […]

Dominican Branch Registration

Foreign companies interested in doing business in the Dominican Republic (DR) may register a branch in the DR. Under Dominican law, a registered foreign company branch office can enter into contracts and execute and settle transactions in its own name, and can sue and be sued at its place of business. In order to successfully […]

DR Customs Appeals and Recourses

By Felipe Isa Castillo (fcastillo@aclaw.com) Under Dominican Customs Law 3489, of February 14 of 1953 and its amendments the Dominican Customs Administration is responsible for preventing illegal tax acts and to apply administrative sanctions, collect tax debt, whether voluntarily or by exercising its powers of tax fiscal enforcement, being able in that aspect, to re- […]

Corporate Services

Dominican corporate services to meet legal and tax requirements is essential for every registered company in Dominican Republic. Companies must file for their business register within the following month after their incorporation, and the same should be renewed every two years. On the other hand, changes of domicile or other which may give rise to […]

DR employees registration

On January 4, 2017, The Ministry of Labor reminded employers that they must submit to the Labor Department a certified list of staff employed on a fixed-term basis for an indefinite period, within fifteen days following the starting of their activities. According to article 15 of regulation number 258-93 annually, every employer is obliged to […]

DR Free Zones Export Promotion

The system for the promotion of Dominican free zones establishes at least three categories of export free zones which offer opportunities for investors and exporters at the different levels of industrial processing, taking into account their location, number, qualification of job posts and the origin of the raw materials and of the products to be […]

DR and United States sign customs agreement

Now it will be easier for travelers to use the Punta Cana’s International Airport bound for the United States. On December second (2nd) of 2016 The Dominican and US customs authorities signed an air pre-authorization agreement for travelers using Punta Cana’s international airport to the United States, whereby they will be exempt from registering at […]

Trademark Registration in Dominican Republic

A trademark in the Dominican Republic is defined as any sign or combination of signs that may be graphically symbolized and are suitable to distinguish the products or services of a business from those of others. Although the registration of trademarks is not mandatory in the Dominican Republic, there are many benefits derived from registering […]