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, […]

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 […]

Dominican Data Protection Law 172-13

By Arthur & Castillo (info@aclaw.com) Dominican Republic Data Protection Law 172-13, establishing the parameters and the procedures to use regarding Habeas Data included in Article 70 of the Dominican Republic Constitution was enacted on December 13, 2013. The background of this law recognizes that every person has the right to Access the data or information […]

Regulation for Transfer of Motor Vehicles

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

Renewable Energy incentives in Dominican Republic

By Arthur & Castillo (info@aclaw.com) Renewable Energy incentives in Dominican Republic are instituted under Law 57-07 of May 7, 2007, which grants companies that undertake the production of renewable energy in Dominican Republic (“DR”) territory and who invest in renewable energy production projects with several tax and customs incentives, including: a) 100% exemption from import […]