Business Guide of
the Dominican Republic
The legal guide of businesses of the Dominican Republic is a
document created by the Federation of European Cameras of Commerce
of the Dominican Republic and the office of Lawyers Pellerano &
Herrera, same this to disposition of all company or person
interested in establishing commercial relations with the Dominican
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Latin America and the Caribbean:
Gross Domestic Product
(Average Percentage Rate)
The Dominican Republic has been the leader in growth in Latin
America. During the period 1994-2003, GDP grew at an average
rate of 5.3%.
United States Exports and Imports (US$
U.S. Census Bureau
The Dominican Republic is the United
States fifth trading partner in Latin America. Total trade
accounted US$8.4 billion in 2002.
US Exports to Dominican Republic
via major selected states 2001
(in millions of
By state, Florida
is the 1st
trading partner of the Dominican Republic in the United States.
Most of the flow of goods and services is via Florida, followed by
Puerto Rico. Louisiana, and North Carolina.
As of June
The Dominican Republic has a
diversified and dynamic foreign exchange revenues base which include tourism, remittances, maquila exports, traditional and
non-traditional exports and growing FDI.
Country of Origin
Republic is currently the major tourist attraction in the
Caribbean with ideal and diverse destinations throughout the
country. The tourist industry in the Dominican Republic offers
more than 54,000 hotel rooms.
Tourist arrivals from the United States accounted 27.8%,
Canada 12.0%, France 8.3%, Spain 5.9%, among the most important.
The Dominican community living abroad represented 31.3%
The Dominican judicial system is based mainly on the French regime.
The same one is exerted by the following courts:
• The Supreme
Court of Justice composed by sixteen judges, is the supreme court of
the country. It can modify the sentences pronounced by other courts,
but only in which it relates to the legality of them.
There are other specialized courts that are in charged of the
administrative, labor, fiscal subjects, traffic and registry of
property, they are:
The Courts of
Appeal, The Court of First Instance and The Courts of Peace.
The members of
the Supreme Court of Justice are appointed by the National Council
of the Magistrature, where the rest of the judges are selected by
the Supreme Court of Justice.
For further information on the
Dominican Judicial System please visit:
Supreme Court of Justice :
Office of the Attorney General :