CAFTA-DR: Resources

Export.gov: Trade Compliance Center

Export.gov, a United States agency, offers an electronic copy of the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA/DR). Sections of the agreement can be accessed by title and opens in a pdf.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 8, 2014

Export.gov: U.S. – CAFTA-DR Free Trade Agreement

Export.gov is a comprehensive resource for small and large businesses looking to export. This section provides a CAFTA-DR – United States overview, as well as specific industry information, frequently asked questions, and many other links.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 8, 2014

globalEDGE Business Review: Why CAFTA Faces Opposition

Executive Briefing: CAFTA was signed in 2004 in spite of substantial opposition to it in the Dominican Republic and Central America. Supporters say CAFTA will encourage each member to find and rely on its comparative advantage. However, critics use historical evidence to illustrate that CAFTA's provisions are harmful, both financially and environmentally, to citizens of Central America and the Dominican Republic. Opens in PDF format.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 8, 2014

Tags: Regional Trade Agreements , Country Specific , globalEDGE Business Review

Latin American Network Information Center (LANIC)

The Latin American Network Information Center (LANIC) is an extensive collection of information and external links to every country of Latin America sorted by country or subject. There is a LANIC newsroom with current news articles related to the region, as well as information on the economy and government in its library and reference center.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 8, 2014

Tags: Mercosur

The Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement Responsible Competitiveness Project

The Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA) Responsible Competitiveness Project is a social responsibility initiative to make the ‘business case’ for responsible labor in Central America and the Dominican Republic. The project is funded through the U.S. Department of State and tackles issues such as child labor, health and safety, human rights and labor conditions.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 8, 2014

The Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement: Its Origins and Its Provisions

Executive Briefing: The Dominican Republic–Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) took effect on January 1, 2006, for all but one signatory. CAFTA's purpose is to "eliminate tariffs and trade barriers and expand regional opportunities." Paralleled to North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), CAFTA is based on a paradigm that promotes growth of corporations. Opens in PDF format.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 8, 2014

Tags: globalEDGE Business Review

United States Trade Representative: CAFTA-DR

This resource from the Office of the United States Trade Representative on the Dominican Republic-Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) offers advisory reports on CAFTA, advisory reports on Dominican Republic, quick trade facts, and publications. The site also outlines some of the implications and progress of the act, broken down into sections including labor, the environment, and the reduction of poverty.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 8, 2014

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