DR Register of Foreign Services Providers

By Arthur & Castillo (info@aclaw.com) Foreign professional service providers are required to register and present their technical or professional credentials as a guarantee, to be able to operate temporarily in the Dominican Republic. The creation of such register was decided by the Dominican Consumer Protection Institute (“Pro Consumidor”) Resolution 03-2011 of July 21st of 2011, […]

DR Entry in Force Niza International Classification 10th Ed.

By Maria Arthur (marthur@aclaw.com) On August ninth (9th) of 2012 the National Office of Industrial Property (ONAPI) of the Dominican Republic issued the Resolution RD-116/2012 through which it informs the public of the Entering in Force of the Niza International Classification Tenth Edition. In this regard, Resolution RD-116/2012 establishes, among other items, the following: First: […]

Tax Regime of Trusts in Dominican Republic

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

DR Customs Intellectual Property Protection

By Maria Arthur (marthur@aclaw.com) Dominican Intellectual Property Law 20-00, and Law 426-06 for the implementation of the DR-CAFTA, establishes that if the owner of intellectual property rights suspects that an import of goods in violation of its rights is being prepared, it may request a court as a preventive measure to order customs to suspend […]

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 […]

Dominican Customs Regimes

By Felipe Isa Castillo (fcastillo@aclaw.com) The Dominican Republic Customs Law allows for different customs regimes which may be applied to according to the desired commercial, export and trade operation, including most that we summarize as follows: Regime of Import for Consumption Article 53 of Law No. 3489, provides that the duties and taxes to be […]

Dominican Residence for Retirees and Rentists

By Maria Arthur (marthur@aclaw.com) Applying for a special residency by investing the Dominican Republic, or a special residency for pensioners or rentiers of foreign source income, constitutes a legal privilege that exempts its beneficiary from the procedure of previously applying for a temporary residence in the Dominican Republic. This implies a series of administrative facilities […]

Dominican Company Incorporation

By Felipe Isa Castillo (fcastillo@aclaw.com) The main steps in establishing a Dominican Company (SRL) are the following: Make a search before the Dominican Trademark Office, draft and file the request registration to obtain a trade name for the Dominican Company. Draft by-laws, minutes of the incorporation meeting and related incorporation documents. These may be drafted […]

Corporate Law Overview

By Arthur & Castillo (info@aclaw.com) Business entities performing commercial activities in the Dominican Republic are governed by Dominican Law 479-08 of Commercial Entities and Individual Limited Liability Enterprises, enacted on December of 2008 as well as by inter party agreements, commercial practices and common law. The Law will consider that there is a commercial entity […]

Dominican Branch Registration

By Felipe Isa Castillo (fcastillo@aclaw.com) Foreign companies interested in doing business in the Dominican Republic (DR) may register a branch in the DR. Under Dominican law, a registered foreign company branch office can enter into contracts and execute and settle transactions in its own name, and can sue and be sued at its place of […]