CAFTA-DR

CAFTA-DR is the comprehensive trade agreement among the United Sates, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Taken as a single market, the CAFTA-DR region is a top 10 destination for U.S. agricultural products, with exports topping $4.3 billion in fiscal year 2017.

CAFTA-DR: Benefits for U.S. Agriculture

Additional information about the CAFTA-DR agreement is available from the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.

Data & Analysis

February 16, 2018
Central America’s Northern Triangle – which includes El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras – offers significant market opportunities for exporters of U.S. farm and food products.
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.