Import Agents and Distributors Law 173

Dominican Import Agents and Distributors Law 173 of 1966 establishes a dealer protection regime in the Dominican Republic. A foreign supplier of goods and services may choose to enter the Dominican market by selling his/her products through Dominican agents and distributors or representatives. The different channels of selling are subject to different legal frameworks. Contracts […]

Buying Dominican Real Estate

Buying Dominican Real Estate requires an experienced lawyer to identify red flags and overcome legal process hurdles successfully. Persons wishing to buy, sell, convey or transfer Dominican real estate property should note that Dominican real estate operations are governed by Dominican Real Estate Property Registration Law No. 108-05 of 2005 and its regulations, the Civil […]

DR Investment Tax Incentives

Dominican Exports Promotion Law 84-99 provides for certain incentives, such as the reimbursement of taxes and customs duties paid by the exporters for raw materials, components, intermediate goods, labels, containers and packing material, if those are incorporated to export goods or returned abroad in the same condition that they entered the Territory. The Law also […]

Dominican Free Zones Minimum Wage 2022

The National Salary Committee of the Labor Ministry of the Dominican Republic, approved an increase of 21% to the Minimum Wage applicable to Dominican Free Zones employees on December 2nd, 2021, for the amount of Thirteen Thousand Nine Hundred Fifteen Dominican Pesos (DR$13,915.00, approx. 243 USD) effective from the first of January of 2022. The […]

Trademark Registration in Dominican Republic

Trademark registration in Dominican Republic is governed by Industrial Property Law 20-00 and its Regulations. A trademark in the Dominican Republic is defined as any sign or combination of signs that may be graphically symbolized and are suitable to distinguish the products or services of a business from those of others. Although the registration of […]

DR Tourism Incentives Law 158-01

Dominican Tourism Incentives Law 158-01 of October 1st, 2001, as amended, provides that all individuals and enterprises that venture, promote or invest capitals in designated tourism zones, for tourism activities such as hotels, resorts, cruises, conventions, congresses, festivals, shows and concerts facilities, infrastructure for basic services, entertainment, bio and theme parks, port and maritime infrastructure, […]

Dominican Real Estate Register new Requirements

Dominican Real Estate Register and Cadastral Measurements Office established technical provisions on March 31st, 2021, on the requirements for applications and the receipt and delivery of Dominican real estate services requests before Dominican Title Registrars, Regional Measurements Offices and Dominican Real Estate Register offices. Such provisions seek the unification and standardization of technical requirements for […]

DR Tourism & Real Estate Tax Incentives Law

Dominican Tourism Sector Tax Incentives Law 195-13, amending DR Tourism Promotion Law 158-01 dated October 9th of 2001, was enacted on December 13th of 2013 (hereinafter “Law 195-13 of Tax Incentives for the Tourism Sector”). The purpose of Law 195-13 of Tax Incentives for the Tourism Sector consists in adjusting the existing tax incentives in […]

DR employees registration

The Dominican Ministry of Labor reminded employers on January 1st, 2021, that they must submit to the Labor Department a certified list of staff employed on a fixed-term basis for an indefinite period, within fifteen days following the starting of their activities. According to article 15 of regulation number 258-93 annually, every employer is obliged […]

Dominican Republic Law Overview

A Dominican Republic Law overview allows us to understand why Dominican Republic is the Caribbean‘s leading foreign investment, air and sea transportation, export free zones, and tourism destination. The main factors which helped Dominican Republic to attain this position are its geo strategic position in the very center of the Caribbean and between the United […]