The Dominican Republic Free Zones are a network of more than 79 free zone parks scattered throughout the country, with the purpose of attracting foreign direct investment and fostering growth for the economy. For the past 50 years the free zones platform has worked to promote global business and improved productivity through their wide incentive offering and stable business environment. The most attractive features for companies looking to expand or relocate to the zones include the economic and political stability of the country, special tax incentives, and the island’s global connectivity. Today, the zones have more than 750 international operating businesses, providing more than 180,000 job offers.
The Dominican Republic Free Zones are represented by two separate organizations composed of representatives from the public and private sector, the National Free Zones Council (CNZFE) and the Dominican Association of Free Zones (ADOZONA) work together to advocate for the zones, as well as the companies within them.
National Free Zones Council is a government body, created through Law 8-90 with the purpose of regulating the operations of stablished companies and promoting new investments within the sector.
ADOZONA is a private and not-for-profit organization formed by Free Zone companies, associations, and private operators of industrial parks.