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Dominican Republic; United States: Agreement on Work Plan for Customs Security

(June 8, 2015) In May 2015, customs authorities from the United States and the Dominican Republic signed a Joint Work Plan (JWP) aimed at reaching an agreement in the near future on mutual recognition of the customs security programs of the two countries. The aim of the agreement is to create a bilateral structure aimed […]

Dominican Republic; Organization of American States: Donation of Firearms Marking Equipment

(June 30, 2014) The Organization of American States (OAS) recently announced that it had donated equipment to mark firearms, for the second time, to the Government of the Dominican Republic. The donation was made as part of a project called “Promoting Firearms Marking in Latin America and the Caribbean.” (Press Release, OAS Donates Firearms Marking […]

Dominican Republic; United States: Agreement to Launch Trade Transparency Unit

(Nov. 1, 2013) On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic’s Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in Santo Domingo, in order to share information and improve detection of commercial fraud and money laundering […]

Dominican Republic: Tax Law Amended

(Dec. 11, 2012) On November 9, 2012, the <?Dominican Republic adopted a law that provides several amendments to the country's tax regime. The changes will become effective on January 1, 2013. (Law No. 253-12,Ley para el Fortalecimiento de la Capacidad Recaudatoria del Estado para la Sostenibilidad Fiscal y el Desarrollo Sostenible [Act to Strengthen State […]

Dominican Republic; Organization of American States: Agreement to Combat Trafficking in Firearms

(May 3, 2012) On April 20, 2012, the Organization of American States (OAS) and the government of the Dominican Republic announced that they had reached an agreement whereby the OAS will deliver to the Dominican Republic equipment donated by the United States government to mark firearms. (Press Release, OAS, OEA y República Dominicana firman acuerdo […]