Dominican Republic - Country Commercial Guide
Temporary Entry

Discusses requirements for products entering the country/economy temporarily. Includes information on warranty and non-warranty items shipped for repairs.

Last published date: 2021-08-24

Temporary entry of goods was adopted by Customs as a business facilitation service. Temporary entry is permitted for exhibition or demonstration purposes, as well as for other temporary work purposes in the Dominican Republic. The Dominican Customs does not assess duties on temporary goods, but they must be tracked and returned. 

A bond or other suitable security for all or a portion of the value of the goods must be posted at the time of temporary entry. The security will be refunded upon meeting all the terms of temporary entry and proof of shipment out of the country. If the company wishes to sell the products or machinery after making temporary entry, valuation and all relevant duties are determined in accordance with previously noted customs procedures.  Temporary entry admittance is granted for a period of ninety (90) days.  If more time is needed, a renewal is required at the end of the ninety days.