New Plant Varieties

– Law No. 438-06 dated November 30, 2006, ratifying the International Convention for the Protection of New Plant Varieties. The ratification of this Convention is necessary for the entry into force of the Free Trade Treaty between the Dominican Republic, Central America and the United States (DR-CAFTA).

Membership in International Conventions

– International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV), 1991 Act, since June 16, 2007.

Registration Authority

Authority name: Secretary of State of Agriculture.  Internet address: www.agricultura.gob.do

Registration, Protection

The implementation of the new plant varieties law is still under preparation, therefore not yet being applied at the time of writing.