Purchasing DR Real Estate From Government

On September 27, 2016, the Dominican Republic (DR) Executive Branch issued Decree No. 268-16 creating the Evaluation Commission of Real State Lands Registered as Owned by the Sugar Mills belonging to the Dominican State Sugar Council or Consejo Estatal del Azucar (CEA). The Decree recognizes the DR’s economic transformation, where Government lands originally dedicated to […]

DR Insolvency & Restructuring

On January 3th of 2017, The Judicial Branch Council (CPJ acronym in Spanish) of the Dominican Republic issued an Act which establishes the halls for the liquidation and restructuring courts for companies and individuals traders. The First Hall of the Civil and Commercial Chamber of First Instances of the National District and second Hall of […]

DR Customs Appeals and Recourses

By Felipe Isa Castillo (fcastillo@aclaw.com) Under Dominican Customs Law 3489, of February 14 of 1953 and its amendments the Dominican Customs Administration is responsible for preventing illegal tax acts and to apply administrative sanctions, collect tax debt, whether voluntarily or by exercising its powers of tax fiscal enforcement, being able in that aspect, to re- […]

Dominican Corporate Services

By Felipe Isa Castillo (fcastillo@aclaw.com) Dominican corporate services to meet legal and tax requirements is essential for every registered company in Dominican Republic. Companies must file for their business register within the following month after their incorporation, and the same should be renewed every two years. On the other hand, changes of domicile or other […]

DR Free Zones Export Promotion

By Felipe Isa Castillo (fcastillo@aclaw.com) The system for the promotion of Dominican free zones establishes at least three categories of export 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 raw materials and […]

DR and United States sign customs agreement

By Arthur & Castillo (info@aclaw.com) Now it will be easier for travelers to use the Punta Cana’s International Airport bound for the United States. On December second (2nd) of 2016 The Dominican and US customs authorities signed an air pre-authorization agreement for travelers using Punta Cana’s international airport to the United States, whereby they will […]

Trademark Registration in Dominican Republic

By Maria Arthur (marthur@aclaw.com) 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 trademarks is not mandatory in the Dominican Republic, there are many […]

DR to become Caribbean’s Air Hub

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

Dominican Rep .DO TLD 25 Years

By Arthur & Castillo (info@aclaw.com) The Dominican Republic will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the top level domain (TLD) .DO as part of a four day event called Internet Week on August 22 to 25 of 2016. The event is organized by the Latin American and Caribbean Internet Registry (LACNIC), ICANN, the Latin America and […]

Dominican Foods & Beverages Registration

By Maria Arthur (marthur@aclaw.com) The import and distribution of packaged foods and beverages in the Dominican Republic requires  a Health Permit Registration prior to their supply to the general public The Ministry of Health in the Dominican Republic is the entity that controls the sanitary process of foods, alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages, beer, medicines, […]