Dominican Republic - Country Commercial Guide
Trade Agreements

Describes bilateral and multilateral trade agreements that this country is party to, including with the United States. Includes websites and other resources where U.S. companies can get more information on how to take advantage of these agreements.

Last published date: 2020-10-12

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.