DR Company Management

Dominican Republic Companies may be represented by one or more representatives, whether compensated or not, who do not have to be partners. The representatives may delegate part or all of their duties, if the by-laws so allow, but are liable to the company for the actions of the persons to whom they delegate those. The […]

Dominican Corporation SA

The Dominican corporation or Sociedad Anonima- SA is a business entity that exists among two or more persons under a corporate name and is composed exclusively by shareholders whose responsibility for the losses is limited to their contributions. Its capital is represented by negotiable titles called shares, who must be entirely subscribed and paid prior […]

DR Hotels & Casinos Minimum Wage

Employers in the Dominican hotels, casinos, restaurants, bars, cafes, cafeterias, night clubs, fast food and other food and beverage business, should know that Dominican Labor Ministry Resolution 17-2015 of National Minimum Wage for such sectorized employees was approved on August 25, 2015. The most relevant provisions of Resolution 17-2015 include: Fixing the minimum wage of […]

DR to become Caribbean’s Air Hub

The Dominican Republic’s tourism industry and commercial aviation representatives agreed on August 10, 2016 to work to make the country the Caribbean’s major air hub. The proposal was discussed in a gathering hosted by the Dominican Tourism Press Association (Adompretur), where the president of the Civil Aviation Board (JAC)  promised to mediate to present the […]

Dominican companies tax incentives

On May of 2015, the Center for the Industrial Development and Competitiveness awarded 16 Industrial Qualification Certificates to companies that will benefit from the provisions established under Law 392-07 of Industrial Development and Competitiveness; including tax and custom duties exemptions, in order to promote actions that shall endeavor the improvement in the productivity of processes, […]

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 […]