Business in Dominican Republic

Foreign Investment

Dominican law accords equal treatment to domestic and foreign investment. The only restrictions on foreign investment apply to some particularly sensitive sectors, such as mining, in the sense that no other sovereign State may invest in Dominican mining projects. Aviation, health projects such as hospitals and pharmacies, the handling of toxic waste and radio transmissions require a minimum of Dominican capital. Public media managers must be Dominican, among industry-specific restrictions

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Dominican law recognizes the following types of corporate structures and business forms, and sets forth a general framework that may be used by the parties to regulate everything from an entity’s name, capital, and transfer provisions to the administration and supervision of these entities, decision making of their corporate bodies, transformations, mergers, divisions and corporate dissolutions.

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