Dominican Free Zones Installation Requirements

The Dominican Free Zones Council require the appointment of a Dominican law firm and legal representative to file and follow through with the following Installation Permit Requirements:

  1. Letter addressed to the Dominican Free Zones Council requesting authorization to operate under the Free Zones regime, as provided under Law 8-90
  2. Installation request form for an Industrial and Services Free Zone
  3. Leasing agreement and/or letter of intention of the Park where the company will be installed
  4. Final or preliminary incorporation documents of the company, indicating the relationship of the shareholders their citizenship and contributions
  5. Proof of payment
  6. Samples of the product to be manufactured if applicable
  7. Letter of solvency or some document that identifies the investor
  8. Data of the firm and the person responsible for the filing that may furnish the information about the request

The Dominican Free Zones Council regulation and guidelines of best practices provide some of the considerations of form and substance to be met by applicant when filing the application.



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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Dr. Felipe Isa Castillo is a Partner, Head of International Business, Foreign Investment & Real Estate at ACLAW, a law Firm in the Dominican Republic. He specializes in international business, foreign investment and real estate law (International Legal Studies LLM in Georgetown University Law Center & Masters in International Business in Universidad Pompeu Fabra in Spain) with more than 20 years of experience in International Business and Trade, Foreign Investment, Free Trade Zones and Cross Border Real Estate practice. Dr. Felipe Castillo is also a Certified Bankruptcy Conciliator and Liquidator and Legal Interpreter.

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