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

May 15, 2017
Column chart comparing the change in value of U.S. agricultural exports before and after key trade agreements.
May 3, 2017
Line graph showing the growth of U.S. agricultural exports and imports in the context of international free trade agreements.
March 23, 2017
According to U.S. Customs data, U.S. exports of beef and beef products to Costa Rica reached a record $15.1 million in 2016 – significantly higher than the $1.7 million exported in 2009....
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...