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

June 25, 2015
The Dominican Republic is now the fifth largest market for U.S. consumer oriented products in the Western Hemisphere with exports reaching $485 million in 2014.
March 30, 2015
Central America and the Caribbean, with their close geographical and economic ties to the United States, have always been an important market for U.S. agricultural exports.
December 3, 2013
A summary of regulations and standards governing the import of food and agricultural products to Costa Rica
April 22, 2013
The Dominican Republic is not expected to fill the U.S. annual sugar tariff-rate quota (TRQ) for FY 2013 due to the current supply situation in the U.S. market.