Laws Applicable for Doing Business & Pursuing Investment

Dominica is a law abiding country with its legal system based upon English Common Law. The laws of the land are contained in locally enacted statues. As in the English System, the doctrine of precedent is followed. Appeal cases are processed through the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court and the Privy Council which are of binding authority. More recently, the Caribbean islands have been preparing for a Caribbean Court of Justice which, if approved, would be the final court of appeal for all Caribbean islands including Dominica. The Government through the Ministry of Legal Affairs provides access to all laws via its website http://dominica.gov.dm/laws-of-dominica.

For investors and other business parties of interest the following laws are important: