Describes trade agreements this country is a party to. Includes resources where U.S. companies can get information on how to take advantage of these agreements.
CAFTA-DR On September 6, 2005, the Dominican Congress ratified the United States-Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR). Entry into force occurred on March 1, 2007. More information on CAFTA-DR is found in earlier chapters of this document.
Other trade agreements in force:
The Dominican Republic has Multilateral Agreements with WTO members; free trade agreements with CARICOM, CARIFORUM - European Community, and Central America; a Preferential Trade Agreement with Panama; and Bilateral Investment Treaties with Chile, Finland, France, Italy, Korea, Morocco, Netherlands, Panama, Taiwan, Spain, Switzerland, and. However, these do not provide the level of protection to investors generally offered by U.S. bilateral investment treaties.
- U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service: https://www.trade.gov/dominican-republic
- U.S. Foreign Agricultural Service: https://www.fas.usda.gov/regions/dominican-republic
- Instituto Dominicano para la Calidad: https://www.indocal.gob.do
- Dominican Directorate of Customs: https://www.aduanas.gob.do
- Customs Info Database Tariff Look-up Tool for all countries: https://www.trade.gov/customs-info-database-user-guide. (The tool allows looking up duties and taxes for products shipped from US to any country. Tool shows both duties and tariffs).
FTA Tariff Tool https://www.trade.gov/fta-tariff-tool-home
FTA Help Center: https://www.trade.gov/free-trade-agreements-help-center