4 July, 2017

Exporting Goods to the Dominican Republic

Below is a summary of the process for exporting to the Dominican Republic. (Note that the UK also has its own regulations on exporting goods – see the Gov.UK website for more information.

  • The producer or distributor delivers the merchandise along with the original receipt to the transport agent in order for the Bill of Landing or the Air Waybill (AWB) to be issued. The commercial invoice should include all the details with regards to the exporter, the importer and the goods that are being traded.
  • The main requirements that need to be fulfilled in order to complete the transaction are the following:
    1. The importer or exporter should buy a ‘token’ that needs to be registered in the Legal Department of the Dominican Customs Administration. This token will allow the importer to do the anticipate customs declaration online. This device costs RD$3,600 (£60 approx.) and its yearly renewal cost RD$1,080 (£18 approx.). Once the importer has this device, he/she has access to the Dominican IT customs platform (SIGA).
    2. Once this step is completed, the importer or its representative can declare the merchandise using form 003-2007 Customs Single Statement (‘DUA’ in Spanish) for the payment of RD$100 (£1.67 approx.).
    3. Along with the Customs Statement, the importer has to attach:

      1. The commercial invoice in Spanish;
      2. The Bill of Landing or the Air Waybill;
      3. The Certificate of Origin (this way the concessions established within the economic and free trade agreements between the United Kingdom and the Dominican Republic can take effect);
      4. Phytosanitary Certificate or No-objection Certificate when it comes to medicines, minerals, agricultural products or any other goods which could damage the environment;
      5. Certificate of Ownership in the case of motor vehicles.
    4. All these documents have to be scanned and attached to the Customs Declaration while the originals must be shown at the port of destination. Customs staff will check that all information in the attachments matches the details in the DUA.
    5. The Customs Declaration should be presented within ten days of the arrival of the merchandise or the importer may face a fine for late declaration in accordance with Article 52 of Bill 3489.

Other important regulations for the exports of goods to the Dominican Republic are included in:

  • Bill 3489 of 1953 for the Customs Regime
  • Bill 226 of 2006, for the functional, financial and administrative autonomy of the Dominican Customs Administration; and
  • The Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) of 2008 signed between the countries of the European Union and the CARIFORUM

There are some restrictions for:

  • unsafe materials – radioactive, toxic, flammable and explosives;
  • limited goods – guns, cash and drugs;
  • forbidden items – vehicles more than 5 years old from date of manufacture and heavy vehicles more than 15 years old from date of manufacture [Bill 04 of 2007], used household appliances, vehicles with right-hand drive, among others.

The Dominican Republic is a member of the World Customs Organization. As such, it applies the SAFE Regulation of 2005, which includes specific guidelines in order to optimise customs processes, reducing time and operative costs in ports and border crossing.


En vista de la situación con relación al Coronavirus (COVID-19), les informamos que estaremos ofreciendo nuestros servicios consulares de forma limitada, vía correo electrónico y correo postal.

También puede solicitar nuestros servicios a través de nuestra página web: http://www.dominicanembassy.org.uk/consular-services/

En caso de necesitar asistir de manera personal a nuestras oficinas favor de llamar al +44(0)2072626856 o escribir a consulate@dominicanembassy.org.uk.


In view of the situation regarding Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, we inform you that we will be offering our consular services on a limited basis, via email and post.

You can also request our services through our website: http://www.dominicanembassy.org.uk/consular-services/

In case you need to attend our offices personally
please call +44(0)2072626856 or write to consulate@dominicanembassy.org.uk.


El Estado Dominicano está implementando desde el 29 de noviembre un nuevo formulario digital de entrada y salida que deberán llenar los pasajeros que visiten la República Dominicana.

El formulario se accede a través del enlace siguiente: http://eticket.migracion.gob.do


La Junta de Aviación Civil (JAC) emitió la Resolución 147-2020 donde decidió la cancelación de las operaciones aéreas entre Reino Unido y la República Dominicana hasta el 10 de enero. CON EXCEPCIÓN DE LOS PASAJEROS CON PASAPORTE DOMINICANO, a los cuales se les permitirá entrar pero se les requerirá un período de cuarentena.


As of November 29, the Dominican government is implementing a new digital entry and exit form that passengers visiting the Dominican Republic must fill out.

The form is accessed through this link: http://eticket.migracion.gob.do/


Civil Aviation (JAC) suspends flights with the United Kingdom. The decision will be effective until January 10. Passengers holding a Dominican passport will be able to fly and enter the Dominican Republic but will be required to quarantine upon arrival into Punta Cana.