Dominican Republic

Sabadell International Business

Export to Dominican Republic

Opportunities for the Spanish company in the Dominican Republic

Strong points

  • Growing and dynamic economy
  • Geographical location
  • Wealth in natural resources
  • Low inflation rate as compared with other countries in the region
  • Stable exchange rate
  • Excellent platform for exporting to the USA


  • Poor energy sector
  • Structural defici
  • High level of debt
  • Poverty


Investment is significantly growing in the following sectors:

  • Tourism
  • Mining
  • Building
  • Energy


  • Economic stability
  • Prospects of growth of GDP
  • Positive impact due to drop in oil prices.
  • Rising numbers of tourists, remittances of emigrants and exports.

Banco Sabadell in the Dominican Republic


Banco Sabadell has been in the Dominican Republic since 1998
The representative office in Santo Domingo offers you a team which will help you with professionalism and dedication , giving you individual and personalised assistance.
Our office combines in–depth knowledge of the specific features of the Dominican market with that of the local financial market, Spanish bodies working in the Dominican Republic and public institutions.


  • Guidance and introduction to the local market for the Spanish company
  • Advice on a wide range of financial products
  • Regular contact with Spanish and local companies from many different sectors and with public and private agents in the country
  • Follow-up of operations

Business structure in Dominican Republic

Incorporating a foreign company

Representative office

Focusses only on managing interests of the company or its subsidiaries. It is not allowed to do business or perform any transactions entailing income. It has to obtain authorisation from the Dominican Companies Registry

Incorporating a Dominican company

The Dominican Republic recognises and regulates several types of companies:

General partnerships:

An external company doing commercial or civil business under a unified company name, whose partners answer for any debts which cannot be met with share capital. In this type of company some partners do not provide capital, only work, these being known as an “industrial partners ”.

Closed limited partnerships: 

Personal partnership-type companies characterised by the coexistence of general partners, answering for company debts with no limits and taking part in the company’s management, and limited or silent partners, who do not participate in the management and whose liability is limited to the capital contributed to the company.

Limited joint-stock partnerships:  

These are companies consisting of one or several active partners, who will have the status of entrepreneurs and be liable on an unlimited and joint and several basis for corporate debts, and of limited or silent partners, with shareholder status and only liable for losses in proportion to their contributions.

Limited Liability Companies (SRL):

Trading companies in which liability is limited to the capital paid in.

Public limited companies (SA):

Trading corporations whose owners are given this status by owning stakes in share capital through certificates or shares.

Payment methods in Dominican Republic


Exports to the Dominican Republic:

  • Documentary credit:
    Gives the seller a guarantee of collecting payment before shipping the goods. This is the safest collection method.
  • Collection:
    Collection management of trade documents with the purchaser by a bank in the Dominican Republic.
  • Transfer.


Imports from the Dominican Republic:

  • Documentary credit:
    Bank commitment to pay conditional on submitting documents accrediting the export.
  • Collections:
    Collection management of trade documents.
  • Simple transfer:
    Common payment and collection method

International negotiation protocol in Dominican Republic

  • Cultural and religious diversity must be taken into account.
  • English is spoken with some fluency, mainly by the middle, high and business classes.
  • Good tax and legal advice is required.
  • Negotiation is intense in the price market.


Dominican Republic

Gustavo Mejia Ricart Esq. Winston Churchil
Torre Blue Mall - Local P20 - Piso 27
10148 Piantini - Santo Domingo
Tel. (+1829) 893 5550 / (+1829) 893 55511