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

August 25, 2020
Bilateral trade of agricultural products between the United States and the Dominican Republic has increased during the first six months of Calendar Year 2020 (CY 2020), despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
December 5, 2019
Costa Rica’s economy growth rate slowed in 2018 to 2.7 percent compared with an average rate of growth of 3.8 percent over the ten previous years.
July 5, 2019
Production for Marketing Year (MY) 2020 is forecast at 2.02 million metric tons (MT), 1 percent above MY2019: a slight increase in area but yields continue at a very low 2.05 MT per hectare (Ha).
May 16, 2019
On April 26, 2019, Guatemalan Customs began implementation of a policy change allowing for multiple corrections to CAFTA-DR Certificates of Origin (COO).