Buying Dominican Real Estate

By Felipe Isa Castillo (fcastillo@aclaw.com) 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 Code and other special Dominican laws which may apply depending on the type […]

DR Investment Tax Incentives

By Maria Arthur marthur@aclaw.com The Dominican Republic offers ample foreign investment tax incentives laws. Exports Promotion: Law 84-99 of Promotion of Exports of the Dominican Republic 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 […]

DR Immigration, residence and work visas

By Maria Arthur (marthur@aclaw.com) 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 […]

Dominican Import Agents and Distributors

By Felipe Isa Castillo (fcastillo@aclaw.com) 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 involving Dominican agents and distributors are generally governed by the Civil Code of […]

International sale of goods in Dominican Republic

By Felipe Isa Castillo (fcastillo@aclaw.com) International sale of goods contracts in Dominican Republic and elsewhere are also called ”documentary sale” transactions. The purpose of presenting the documentary transaction is to illustrate not only what is happening but also, why it is done in a particular manner. There are several factors to consider in an international […]

Dominican Customs Tax

By Maria Arthur (marthur@aclaw.com) The General Customs Administration has established the system for self- determination of the customs tax obligation. Through this system, the taxpayer of the customs tax obligation (importer, consignee, customs agent or broker) has the power to set, by itself, the quantity of the customs tax obligation. The above means that the […]

DR Intellectual Property Law

By Maria Arthur (marthur@aclaw.com) The Dominican Republic trademarks, copyright and patent laws provide the principal protection for intellectual property matters. Dominican Republic is a member of the WTO agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) and has agreed to the minimum standards of protection and reciprocal treatment provided in this treaty, pursuant to the […]

Employment Law in Dominican Republic

By Arthur & Castillo (info@aclaw.com) Employment in Dominican Republic is regulated by the provisions of Law 16-92 of May 29th of 1992, which approves the DR Labor Code, to establish the rights and obligations of employers and workers and promote the means to reconcile their interests. Among the topics covered in the labor code are […]

Dominican Fast Divorce

By Maria Arthur (marthur@aclaw.com) The Dominican fast divorce (“Divorcio al Vapor” in Spanish) is the most effective, easy, relieving, and confidential way used by foreign nationals and Dominicans residents abroad to get a divorce. The quick divorce in the Dominican Republic is a special mutual consent divorce which was established more than 45 years ago by […]