Value-Added Logistics

Integrated ecosystem covering end-to-end supply chain

  • The Dominican Republic has a robust logistics infrastructure, which together with its connectivity, provides countless
  • Logistics centers operating in the country can enjoy economic incentives similar to those granted to free zones
  • The DR has the capacity to ship air freight anywhere in the world in less than 48 hours

Insights into the

Logistics hub in the Caribbean

The country’s strategic location and its connectivity to the American continent, positions it as an ideal destination for companies seeking to establish operations close to their target markets.

Optimal platform to serve regional and global markets

With the supply chain´s evolution, our logistic services have evolved to more than just storage and transportation.  Value-added services such as deconsolidation, packaging, labeling, distribution and reexports of goods have been essential for the sector´s growth and development.

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Frequently asked questions

Get answers to common inquiries about value-added logistics operations in the Dominican Republic, covering topics such as where to establish your operations, members of the Logistic Cluster and initiatives to promote the sector.

With the logistics warehouse scheme, companies that provide logistics services and solutions can establish themselves in international terminals, being able to enjoy economic incentives similar to those granted to the free zone.

  • The stock of merchandise can remain in the logistics centers for 1 year (renewable) in a tax-suspensive status.
  • The merchandise may be subject to re-labeling, packaging, selection, classification and any modification that does not alter its nature.
  • A commercial invoice is NOT required for import/entry into logistics centers. ONLY THE PACKING LIST.
  • No import limitation / quotas to the local market.
  • Expedited customs processes: IT-based inspections.

The Logistics Cluster of the Dominican Republic (CLRD), is a non-profit organization, created in 2017, that operates under the umbrella of the Dominican Association of Free Zones (ADOZONA) and the National Council of Free Zones (CNZFE), made up of prominent national and international companies.

The Decree 262-15 is the legal framework that regulates the operation of logistics centers and logistics companies in the Dominican Republic.

This legal framework arises in support of the objective of transforming the Dominican Republic into a world-class Logistics HUB. Since its enactment, clients can maintain a neutral inventory of merchandise in the country in a state of suspensive payment of taxes until customer decides the destination of the cargo.

Cost effectively, customers can reduce their inventory levels, increase logistics efficiencies, reduce delivery and transit times, as well as enhance the capacity of the logistics system in general to meet local and regional demand.

The Dominican Republic have emerged as a top destination for companies seeking to relocate their operations closer to consumer markets and reduce costs and risks associated with increased tariffs and logistical delays.  Its position as a logistics and industrial hub in the heart of the Caribbean allows for quick and easy access to European and North American markets.

The country boasts world-class logistics infrastructure, including the most connected airport in the Caribbean and daily flights to the United States and Europe, as well as the third-best maritime connectivity in the region and the seventh-largest multimodal seaport in Latin America.

Additionally, the Dominican Republic is home to the second-largest container traffic in the Caribbean and the eighth largest in the Latin America and Caribbean region, making it an ideal location for businesses seeking unparalleled logistical connectivity that ensures timely delivery of goods.

  • 24 maritime container lines, 10 maritime lines DR – USA, with 30 weekly departures to the USA.
  • Access to 40 destination ports in the Caribbean, 8 operating maritime lines and 24 container lines, with 13 weekly maritime services.