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 16, 2017
Costa Rican food processors and consumers trust and value food products that include U.S. raw materials and ingredients. Demand for quality ingredients has been steadily increasing...
January 11, 2017
The Dominican Republic is scheduling the import of Tariff Rate Quotas (TRQs) established under the CAFTA-DR for rice and powdered milk for Calendar Year 2017 (CY17).
December 30, 2016
FAS Guatemala has learned that the Ministry of Economy (MINECO) will eliminate select tariff lines currently being used to import U.S. poultry leg quarters duty free outside of the CAFTA-DR...
December 30, 2016
The implementation of the CAFTA-DR agreement and favorable market conditions have resulted in more franchises and supermarkets.