Current industry challenges in the Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic, considered one of the most attractive islands in the Caribbean, has the goal of becoming the logistics hub of the Caribbean and by 2030 becoming a regional logistics center in order to take advantage of its geographical location.

The great modernizations in customs practices internationally allow us to understand that it is necessary to adapt the regulatory framework with the new modalities and learning that this sector entails. Currently, the National Congress is discussing a bill to reform the sector that could bring important opportunities and challenges at the time of its enactment.

Our Experience

Jiménez Peña is always willing to go the extra mile to assist our clients, focused on achieving results in order to face the edges that arise from any situation. Our notion of the processes in this area of ​​practice is macro, where we find highly effective solutions with a view to perfecting a practice that can be transformed over time.


Our clients in this sector range from customs agents to industrial parks, companies within industrial parks and import and export companies belonging to different industries.

Relevant Cases

  • Jiménez Peña advised on the liquidation process and future export of the assets of Unilever, one of the most recognized multilateral companies in the world, with a presence in approximately 190 countries. Jiménez Peña advised Unilever during the negotiation before the General Directorate of Customs, effectively complying with institutional requirements.
  • Jiménez Peña is advising Grupo Punta Cana with the establishment of an export free zone around the Punta Cana International Airport for the operation of a logistics hub in order to provide all the goods and services related to the operation of an international airport.
  • Jiménez Peña advised on the accreditation of the companies AVIAM, LTD and Caribbean Catering Services, S. R. L., as Authorized Economic Operator (OEA) for import and export, which consolidates confidence in the security levels of the country’s logistics chain;
  • Jiménez Peña advises various free zones in the processes of obtaining and renewing the permits required for free zone operations in the country.