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Trade in Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic was the world’s 95th largest exporter of goods and 64th largest exporter of commercial services in 2022. Export values were $13.78 billion and $11.33 billion USD respectively. The Dominican Republic’s top export category was Manufactures, followed by Agricultural products, and Machinery and transport equipment. In 2022, The Dominican Republic’s main export destination markets for goods and services trade were to United States, Switzerland and Haiti, with trade representing 54.23 per cent of GDP. In terms of imports, The Dominican Republic is the world’s 71st largest importer of goods and 80th largest importer of commercial services. Import values were $30.74 billion and $5.62 billion USD respectively in 2022. The Dominican Republic’s top import category was Manufactures, followed by Fuels and mining products and Machinery and transport equipment. Leading import partners were United States, China and Mexico. The Dominican Republic is part of 5 different Regional Trade Agreements, including Dominican Republic – Central America and Dominican Republic – Central America – United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR).
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General Information

This section includes general information on the economy, legal system, official languages and links to additional demographic information.

Official Name

Dominican Republic




Santo Domingo

WTO Membership Date

9 March 1995

Legal System

civil law system based on the French civil code; Criminal Procedures Code modified in 2004 to include important elements of an accusatory system



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Additional Information

Financial Information

This section includes financial information such as the currency, exchange rate lookup and local banks issuing trade finance.


Dominican peso

Exchange Rate

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Contact Information

This section includes contact information for business support organizations and national resources.

Business Support Organizations

  • Centro de Exportacion e Inversion de la Republica Dominicana

    Trade promotion organization (TPO)

    [email protected]

Government MSME Agency

  • Ministry of Industry and Trade: National Council for Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SEIC)


  • Vice‑Ministry for the Promotion and Development of SMEs


Copyright Offices

  • National Copyright Office

  • Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Mypimes (ONDA)

Industrial Property Offices

  • National Office of Industrial Property

  • Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Mypimes (ONAPI)

SPS Enquiry Points

Sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.
  • Viktor Rodriguez Silva
    Director de la Oficina de Tratados Comerciales Agrícolas (OTCA)
    Ministerio de Agricultura
    Secretaría Ejecutiva del Comité Nacional para la Aplicación de la Medidas Sanitarias y Fitosanitarias (CNMSF)
    Punto de Contacto/Servicio Nacional de Información MSF ante la OMC
    Phone: +1(809) 227 6188

    Km 6 1/2 Autopista Duarte, Urbanización Jardines del Norte
    Apartado Postal 10129

    [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

TBT Enquiry Points

Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.
  • Servicio Nacional de Información sobre OTC
    Viceministerio de Comercio Exterior (VICOMEX)
    Ministerio de Industria, Comercio y Mipymes (MICM)
    Phone: + (809)-685-5171

    Avenida 27 de Febrero No. 306
    Torre MICM
    Bella Vista

    [email protected]

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Last Reviewed: June, 2024

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