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Are you looking for an easy way to ship your cargo to the Dominican Republic? Choose the best freight forwarder to transport your goods to Dominican Republic safely and on time.
Exporting goods to the Dominican Republic, whether it is for the first time, or on a regular basis, can be a challenging experience.
There are many elements to consider when shipping freight to a Caribbean country.
If you are in Canada or the US and not entirely familiar with the Latin American market, you should consider a cargo shipping company that knows the business culture, the language, the customs regulations and has a proven track record of success when it comes to shipping to Dominican Republic.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC?
Regulations in the Dominican Republic are not only very different from the ones in the US or Canada, communication methods and business etiquette are also very distinct:
● The high number of tourists and expats have had an impact on the style and manners of doing business in the Dominican Republic. Business is treated formally although Dominicans are more relaxed and they like to develop easy going business “friendships”. Third-party contacts are also a key to business success in this country. An established person vouching for you and presenting your company will help you gain trust in the market.
● Flexibility and spontaneity are also common traits of Dominicans and they have a different perception of time management - often more relax - than American and European business people.
● It is also important to consider the language as a possible barrier. Although most business executives speak English fluently, a good knowledge of Spanish would be highly appreciated for business relations.
QUICK FACTS ABOUT THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (2018)
Capital: Santo Domingo
Other Large Cities: Santiago, La Vega, San Cristóbal, San Pedro de Macorís, San Francisco de Macorís
Population: 10,627,165 (Urban Population: 81.1%)
Official languages: Spanish
Time Zone : GMT - 4
Currency: Dominican Peso (DOP)
ECONOMIC SNAPSHOT ( Source: IMF - World Bank, 2018)
GDP: 85.63 billion USD (GDP Growth: 7% / GDP per capita: 8,341 USD)
MAIN EXPORTS: Gold, Medical instruments, Fruits, Tobacco, Electronic Equipment, Jewelry, Textile
INDUSTRIES WITH STRONG BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES: Food & Beverage, Transport Infrastructure, Construction, Renewable Energies, Agriculture, Hotel/Restaurant equipment, Medical Equipment, Telecommunication equipment
PRINCIPAL TRADING PARTNERS: USA, Canada, Mexico, China, Haiti, India, Europe (Switzerland, Netherlands, UK, Belgium, Germany, Spain), Brazil, Trinidad & Tobago, Colombia, Japan, South Korea
Every country in every continent offers a unique mix of laws, customs regulations, documentation requirements, communication norms, and cultural biases. If you want to successfully ship to The Dominican Republic, you will need a logistics partner that understands the local culture, the business landscape and speaks the language as well.
Our team of experts offer you superior freight forwarding services and the best rates for your cargo shipping to the Dominican Republic. Our combined experience, extensive knowledge; logistics skills and local connections will help you get started on the right foot and make sure that your goods are transported quickly, safely, and worry-free.
Because we have your company’s best interests at heart, Latin American Cargo is the best freight forwarding company for you.
IMPORT AND CUSTOM PARTICULARS
If you are sending merchandise to the Dominican Republic by sea or air for the first time, guidance and support will surely be needed, as there are guidelines, prohibitions and restrictions to consider.
WHAT PAPERWORK IS NEEDED FOR INTERNATIONAL SHIPMENTS TO THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC?
Documentation requirements vary depending on the category of goods being shipped, and can get quite extensive. They usually include: Commercial invoice, Bill of lading / Air waybill, Packing list, Insurance certificate, Certificate of Origin (if required). To avoid delays or hassles when shipping to the Dominican Republic, your packing list must be as detailed as possible. Vague wording like “miscellaneous” attracts negative attention and further inspections.
WHAT ARE THE REGULATIONS AND RESTRICTIONS WHEN SHIPPING TO THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC?
Regulations can be strict on certain categories of goods being imported to the Dominican Republic. Prior authorization or special permits may be needed for certain items such as agricultural products, drugs and pharmaceuticals and agricultural chemicals. Prohibited commodities include certain used personal vehicles, used vehicles for the transportation of goods and used clothing and accessories.
Duties and tariffs are usually based on the total value of the shipment in question, and depending on how well-documented the cargo is, those values could be determined by the judgment of Customs Officials on the spot.
Shipping cargo to the Dominican Republic is easier with LAC as we have overcome these obstacles many times and have developed a thorough understanding of the customs procedures.
MAIN OCEAN PORTS AND CARGO AIRPORTS WHEN SHIPPING TO / FROM DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
MAIN OCEAN PORTS: Rio Haina, Puerto Plata, Caucedo
MAIN CARGO AIRPORTS: Santo Domingo (SDQ)
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