Dominican Border Zone Tax Incentives Law 12-21

Law 12-21 which Creates a Comprehensive Border Development Special Zone and tax incentives regime covering the provinces located in the Dominican border: Pedernales, Independencia, Elías Piña, Dajabón, Montecristi, Santiago Rodríguez y Bahoruco, was enacted on February 22nd of 2021, in order to renew the 20 year tax incentive regime period that phased-out in February 2021, […]

DR Export Free Zones

The system for the promotion of export free zones of the Dominican Republic establishes at least three categories of 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 […]

Dominican Joint Ventures

Dominican Republic Law recognizes business entities which are contractual in nature and which are called “joint participation” entities. They are considered as business entities as long as their purpose and scope of activities are commercial in nature. These entities are incorporated through a contract by which two or more persons who have the condition of […]

Dominican Company Incorporation

The main steps in establishing a Dominican Company (SRL) are the following: Make a search before the Dominican Trademark Office, draft and file the request registration to obtain a trade name for the Dominican Company. Draft by-laws, minutes of the incorporation meeting and related incorporation documents. These may be drafted as private documents or as […]

DR Customs Appeals and Recourses

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- liquidate and collect duties and […]

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 Punta Cana Airport 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 […]

Imported Food Products Health Ministry Registration

The import and distribution of packaged foods and beverages in the Dominican Republic requires  a Health Permit Registration prior to their supply to the general public The Ministry of Health in the Dominican Republic is the entity that controls the sanitary process of foods, alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages, beer, medicines, cosmetic products, personal hygiene […]

DR Register of Foreign Services Providers

Foreign professional service providers are required to register and present their technical or professional credentials as a guarantee, to be able to operate temporarily in the Dominican Republic. The creation of such register was decided by the Dominican Consumer Protection Institute (“Pro Consumidor”) Resolution 03-2011 of July 21st of 2011, pursuant to article 53 of […]

DR Customs Intellectual Property Protection

Dominican Intellectual Property Law 20-00, and Law 426-06 for the implementation of the DR-CAFTA, establishes that if the owner of intellectual property rights suspects that an import of goods in violation of its rights is being prepared, it may request a court as a preventive measure to order customs to suspend such dispatch of goods […]