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

January 2, 2018
The Dominican Republic’s food processing industry is valued at $2.6 billion, with an additional $723 million for processed beverages and tobacco.
January 2, 2018
Costa Rican consumers trust and enjoy the excellent reputation of U.S. food products and ingredients and demand has increased....
December 29, 2017
In 2016, the Dominican Republic was the fifth-largest market, valued at almost $484 million, for U.S. consumer-oriented products in the Western Hemisphere after Canada, Mexico, Colombia and Chile.
May 15, 2017
Column chart comparing the change in value of U.S. agricultural exports before and after key trade agreements.