Commercial Debt Collection

In Dominican Republic, the suit for debt collection is the mechanism used by creditors to pursue the collection of moneys derived from a debt by means of the Dominican judicial system. Suing for debt collection should be most useful whenever the creditor considers that his credit is in danger of becoming unrecoverable. Under Dominican Republic […]

Imported Products Registration

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, cosmetic products, personal hygiene […]

Import Agents and Distributors

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 the Dominican Republic, whose freedom […]

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 Joint Ventures

Dominican Republic Law recognizes business entities which are contractual in nature and which are called “joint participation” entities. They are considered as business entities as long as their purpose and scope of activities are commercial in nature. These entities are incorporated through a contract by which two or more persons who have the condition of […]

Dominican companies tax incentives

On May of 2015, the Center for the Industrial Development and Competitiveness awarded 16 Industrial Qualification Certificates to companies that will benefit from the provisions established under Law 392-07 of Industrial Development and Competitiveness; including tax and custom duties exemptions, in order to promote actions that shall endeavor the improvement in the productivity of processes, […]

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 Anti Spam Law 310-14

By Arthur & Castillo (info@aclaw.com) Dominican Republic Anti Spam Law 310-14 regulating the Submission of Non Solicited Commercial Emails (Spam) in the Dominican Republic was enacted on August 8, 2014. The purpose of Law 310-14 is to regulate the excessive and abusive practices of individuals and legal persons who send messages via email without the […]

DR Entry International Classification (10th)

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: the mandatory use of […]

Dominican Customs Declaration

 By Felipe Isa Castillo (fcastillo@aclaw.com) Dominican Customs Electronic Declarations are governed under Norm 01-12 of March 28, 2012, the Dominican Customs Administration (DGA) for the purpose that customs operators and other users transmit by electronic means the information related to the actions made in connection to their customs processes and operations. Pursuant to the Norm, […]