Free Trade Zones in the Dominican Republic


The Dominican Free Zone system is highly attractive to investors for the benefits that are offered, including:

  • Favorable legal regime that exempts companies from paying import duties, income tax and most tax obligations
  • Preferential access rights, which allow entry of Dominican exports in the markets of the United States and Europe, without paying customs duties.
  • Facility of obtaining financing from local or foreign institutions
  • Ease the repatriation of profits in foreign currency.
  • Qualified  labor
  • Context of political stability
  • Option to sell the production in the local market, prior approval of the National Council of Free Zones
  • Free income  tax
  • Tax free for constitution, merge or reform of commercial companies
  • Free of all import duties of raw materials  and equipment necessary for the operation
  • Tax Free export or reexport
  • VAT business  tax free (ITBIS)
  • Free Municipal Taxes
  • Free Consular charges on importations consigned to operators or companies of Free Zones