Steps to follow for Exporting
Step 1: CONTACTS
With the companies which will provide the necessary services to carry out exports (ADOEXPO, Customs agent, Cargo agent, Insurer, etc.)
Step 2: CERTIFICATIONS
Merchandize export certifications (order of cargo, in case of foods) The inscriptions in the certifying agencies takes several days, one should consider this when closing the agreement with the importer).
|Ministry of Agriculture
Central Veterinarian Laboratory-LAVECEN Vegetable and Animal Health Inspection of the United States- APHIS-USDA
|Environment and Natural Resources|
Export and Investment Center of the D.R.
|Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance|
|Mining Directorate General|
|Toabacco Institute INTABACO|
|National Board of Export Free Zones CNZFE|
|National Sugar Institute-INAZUCAR|
|Ministry of Culture|
|Directorate General of Taxation- DGI|
|National Coffee Council|
Step 3: PACKAGING
Packing or packaging of merchandize. Keep in mind the importer´s specifications. Merchandize must withstand trip movements and reach destination without loss or breakage.
Step 4: DOCUMENT
Send documentation to the customs agent:
- Commercial invoice
- Single Export DUA Form signed by exporter
- Certificate of origin, stamped and signed by DGA Department, if and when the product complies with the rules of origin of each country:
- Bill of Lading (B/L) at the time of the deposit of the merchandize.
– Central America: Free Commerce Certificate between the Dominican Republic and Central America.
– Panama: Certificate of Origin Commercial Treaty between the DR and the Republic of Panama.
– Caribbean area: Certificate of Origin Commerial Treaty between the bDominican Republic and CARICOM.
– United States: Certificate of Origin SGP Form A and Certificate of Origin of Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA)
– European Union: Cerificate of Merchandize Circulation EUR-1 and Certificate of Origin SGP Form A.
– Canada, Japan, Switzerland, Norway, Eastern Europe, New Zealand and Australia: Certificate of Origin SGP Form A.
– All countries: Ordinary Certificate of Origin of the Dominican Republic.