Dominican Republic - Country Commercial Guide
Trade Agreements
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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 DR 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, and Switzerland.  However, these do not provide the level of protection to investors generally offered by U.S. bilateral investment treaties.

For information on FTA partner countries, including how to take advantage of an FTA, please link to the FTA Help Center.