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

June 24, 2016
Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) help expand foreign markets for U.S. producers and exporters by reducing trade barriers, fostering a more stable and transparent environment for trade and investment...
June 21, 2016
Graphic illustrating the growth of U.S. agricultural exports in response to trade agreements over the past 70 years.
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.