This barrier is unrelated to the end of the transition period, following the United Kingdom's departure from the EU.

Public ID: PID-PBQ65B

Value Added Tax for mature cheese exported to the Dominican Republic

in Dominican Republic

Trade barrier summary

The General Directorate of Customs (DGA) and the General Directorate of Internal Revenue (DGII) in the Dominican Republic, currently exempt locally produced cheese from paying 'ITBIS' tax by classifying the product as fresh instead of matured cheese, whilst cheese of the same type that is exported to the market, is charged with ITBIS tax. This gives local producers competitive advantage over brands exported to the market, which is not in alignment with the CARIFORM-UK Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA).

Sectors affected

  • Food and drink



Date reported

19 August 2020

Last updated

18 December 2020

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