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Dominican Republic – Customs and Import duty tax calculation method

The Dominican Republic uses the Harmonized Tariff System (HTS) for commodity classification. Taxes and duties for imported goods are calculated on the ad valorem price (i.e. the CIF price in US dollars multiplied by the unified foreign exchange rate). All duties and taxes are collected in Dominican pesos. Except for products subject to exemptions provided by law, there are three types of taxes that may apply on imports.

Customs Duties or Import duty and taxes will be pending and need to be cleared while importing goods into Dominican-Republic whether by a private individual or a commercial entity.

The valuation method is CIF.

Below table provide the Duty and Sales tax for Dominican-Republic:

Sales Tax(GST) Threshold on goods
18% (CIF) if FOB is less than US$200 no tax will be applicable
  • Selective consumption taxes
    1. Alcohol: ranges from 356.84 Dominican pesos (DOP) to DOP 437.56 for every litre of pure alcohol.
    2. Cigarettes: DOP 40 for a 20 pack and DOP 20 for a 10 pack.
  • Exchange Surcharge = 13% (CIF)
  • Luxury Tax = 0% and 300% (CIF)