CAFTA-DR

CAFTA-DR – formally known as the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement – is the comprehensive trade agreement among Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and the United States.

Taken as a single market, the CAFTA-DR region (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic) is a top 10 market for U.S. agricultural products, with $3.8 billion in U.S. exports in fiscal year 2013.

CAFTA-DR: Benefits for U.S. Agriculture

Detailed information about this and other free trade agreements is available from the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.

Data & Analysis

April 25, 2016
The United States is the world’s largest producer of beef but it also imports more beef than any other country.
February 2, 2016
Costa Rica is one of the major importers of raw materials and ingredients for the food processing industry in Central America.
February 2, 2016
On November 6, 2015, the Guatemalan Ministry of Health and Social Assistance published Ministerial Decree 196-2015, which eliminated the extraordinary requirement of Guatemalan consulate...
January 7, 2016
According to the Bank of Guatemala (BANGUAT), the food processing industry in Guatemala for year 2015, will grow 3.5 percent and will contribute 0.67 percent to the total GDP.