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

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).
March 29, 2019
The Dominican Republic’s food processing industry was valued at $2.2 billion as of September 2018 ($2.8 billion in Calendar Year [CY] 2017) in activities categorized as “food industry,”....
May 16, 2018
Line graph showing the growth of U.S. agricultural exports and imports in the context of international free trade agreements.