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 […]

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 […]

Dominican Customs Declaration

Dominican Customs Electronic Declarations are governed under Norm 01-12 of March 28, 2012, the Dominican Customs Administration (DGA) for the purpose that customs operators and other users transmit by electronic means the information related to the actions made in connection to their customs processes and operations. Pursuant to the Norm, the customs declaration constitutes the […]

DR Free Zones Sales Tax Filing and Payment

By Maria Arthur (marthur@aclaw.com) On June 29th of 2011, the Dominican Tax Administration (DGII) issued General Tax Norm 5-2011 of Filing and Payment of the Sales Tax by Dominican Free Zone Enterprises. Such Norm provides that all enterprises benefiting from the Dominican Free Zones regime through Free Zones Law 8-90 of January of 1990, shall submit a […]

Dominican E- Commerce Law Customs Procedures

Resolution 025-11 of May 26th of 2011 approving the Norm for the Application of the Electronic Commerce Law 126-02 to Dominican Customs Procedures, establishes the following provisions: Scope. The Resolution 025-11 regulates the use of digital documents and data messages and the issuing in the customs procedures established un the Law in relation to the […]

Dominican Tax Exemptions

By Maria Arthur (marthur@aclaw.com) Dominican Republic Decree 162-11 on Requests and Processing of Tax Exemptions was issued on On March 15th, 2011. Decree 162-11 establishes, among others, the following: Previous processing of tax exemptions before the Ministry of Finance. All requests of exemptions supported under laws, concessions, contracts ratified by the Dominican Congress shall be submitted […]

Dominican Republic Customs Valuation

Dominican Republic Customs Valuation is governed by Decree 36-11 of January 20th of 2011 establishing the Regulation for Customs Valuation pursuant to the GATT 1994 Valuation Agreement, whose purpose is to develop the provisions of the Agreement relative to the application of Article VII of the General Agreement of Tariffs and Trade (GATT) of 1994, […]

Dominican Customs Register of Intellectual Property

The Register of Owners of Intellectual Property Rights of the Dominican General Customs Administration (DGA) was created under Resolution 01-2010 of August 4, 2010, whose purpose is to facilitate the inspection works and withholding of merchandize during customs transit affected by a presumption of violation to the intellectual property rights. Such register permits the streamlining […]