DR Export Free Zones

By Felipe Isa Castillo (fcastillo@aclaw.com) 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 […]

DR Real Estate Law Developments

By Felipe Isa Castillo (fcastillo@aclaw.com)) Dominican Real Estate Law Developments, include a Draft Bill amending Tourism Development Promotion Law 158-01. On July 22th of 2013, the Chamber of Deputies of the Dominican Republic approved the Draft Bill amending Law No. 158-01 of Incentives for Tourism Development of the Dominican Republic to include non- exempt urban […]

Regulation for Transfer of Motor Vehicles

Dominican Regulation of Transfers and Endorsements of New and Used Motor Vehicles, 06-2013 was issued on December 12, 2013 and provides for a procedure  to formalize the transfers of vehicles in favor of concessionaires and dealers. Said procedure includes the duty, by the owner of the vehicle, to notify the transfer or exchange of the […]

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 […]

Ministry of Energy & Mining Law 100-13

By Arthur & Castillo (info@aclaw.com) The Ministry of Energy and Mines of the Dominican Republic was created under Law 100-13 of July 30, 2013 as organ of the Public Administration dependent of the Executive Power, in charge of formulating and managing the energy and the metallic and non metallic Dominican mining policy. The Law establishes […]

DR Foreign Investment Law

In the Dominican Republic, Foreign investment is regulated under Law 16-95 of November 20, 1995 Regulating Foreign Investment in the Dominican Republic. The purpose of this law is to open foreign investment to most sectors of the Dominican Economy and to provide foreign investors with legal guarantees, benefits and exemptions while doing business in the […]

DR Real Estate Property Survey

By Felipe Isa Castillo (fcastillo@aclaw.com) On May 16th, 2013, the Supreme Court of the Dominican Republic issued Resolution No. 1419-2013, of Diverse Procedures before the Title Registrars and the Cadastral Measurement Offices (“Resolution No.1419-2013”). Within the Diverse Procedures proposed in such Resolution No.1419-2013, is the survey (or deslinde) of real estate properties supported by Annotated […]

AC Law Featured in ABA Law Real Estate

By Arthur & Castillo (info@aclaw.com) Dr. Felipe Castillo, partner in Arthur & Castillo has been featured in the American Bar Association’s Section of International Law publication “The Year in Review” 2013 for Cross Border Dominican Republic Real Estate Practice. The publication consists of an annual survey of international legal developments in different areas of international […]

Dominican Tax Administration Tax Havens List

 By Maria Arthur (marthur@aclaw.com) On May 20, 2013, the Dominican Republic Tax Administration (DGII) published its first Notice regarding Countries Considered as Low Tax Jurisdictions and Tax Havens in which the DGII lists the States or territories regarded as “Lox Tax Jurisdictions” and “Tax Havens”, pursuant to the provisions of Article 2 of the General Regulation […]

Tax Regime of Trusts in Dominican Republic

On August 24th of 2012, the Tax Authorities (DGII) issued Ruling 02-12 regarding the Tax Regime of Trusts with the purpose of establishing the regulations and procedures to be complied with by trusts and the parties thereto involved, with respect to their tax duties and obligations. Pursuant to the provisions set forth under Law No.189-11 […]