DR Hotels & Casinos Minimum Wage

By Arthur & Castillo (info@aclaw.com) 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: […]

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, […]

DR Immigration, residence and work visas

Any foreigner that enters the Dominican Republic falling within the several Dominican immigration categories is considered a (temporary or permanent) “resident” or a “Non Resident”. Generally, a valid Passport and a Tourist Card which may be purchased upon arrival at the airport is sufficient to enter the country. All nationals of countries that are able […]

Buying Real Estate in Dominican Republic

The purchase of Real Estate in the Dominican Republic is governed by Real Estate Property Registration Law No. 108-05 of 2005 and its regulations, the Dominican Civil Code and other special Dominican laws which may apply depending on the type of transaction. General Requirements of Form and Substance Among the requirements of form to make […]

DR Taxation of Property Transactions

The purchase or sale of real estate property in the Dominican Republic should be made through a written contract in which the parties reflect their agreement about the identity of the property being sold, the sales price and the terms and conditions of the sale. It is recommended that the seller and the buyer obtain […]

IJ International Jurists AGM 2015

By Arthur & Castillo (info@aclaw.com) 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 […]

Dominican Food and Drug Product 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

By Arthur & Castillo (info@aclaw.com) 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 […]

DR Real Estate Property Due Diligence

The purchase of Dominican Republic real estate property is governed by Real Estate Property Law 108-05 of 2005 and its regulations as well as the Dominican Civil Code and other special laws which may apply depending on each particular case. Persons, be either Dominican nationals or foreigners desiring to buy, resell or in any way […]