Free Trade

Current industry challenges in the Dominican Republic

 The future of the Dominican Republic genuinely involves the free zone sector. This sector pursues the entrepreneurship of growing industries, as well as the creation of jobs through incentives and exemptions.

The new Dominican authorities have bet on free zones, promoting their rehabilitation, expansion and the establishment of new entities that facilitate economic recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our Experience

Our team has a high level of experience advising companies in the sector and with excellent relationships with regulators. Additionally, due to the diversity of its specialization, we offer advice to each entity, according to the industry it is in, generating ideas to increase the value chain.


Jiménez Peña represents both free zone parks and companies classified as free zones, among which important companies in service free zones, commercial free zones and industrial free zones in the textile, aeronautical, food and beverage, jewelry industries can be highlighted, among others.

Relevant Cases

  • Jiménez Peña represents a commercial free zone franchisee of various internationally renowned groups dedicated to the retail sale of jewelry and textiles throughout the regulatory process of obtaining its license as a free zone and maintaining its special regime.
    Jiménez Peña advised in the process of classification as a free zone of one of the most recognized pharmaceutical companies in the country.
  • Jiménez Peña advises a free zone park located in the eastern part of the country, with the establishment of an export free zone, including obtaining the qualification as a logistics hub and the entire regulatory process before the National Council of Export Free Zones.
  • Jiménez Peña advises the first privately owned international airport in the world and the main international airport in the Dominican Republic by number of passengers, in the process of obtaining sub-concessions for free zones to improve their operations.