Republican members of Congress ask for Nicaragua to be left out of CAFTA-DR

Two republican members of congress asked the US Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, to drop Nicaragua from CAFTA-DR.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

This petition was made by Ileana Ros Lehtinien and Lincoln Díaz-Balart in a letter, said the Nicaraguan oppostion. They have asked for the suspension of CAFTA-DR "until the Government of Nicaragua hold free and fair municipal elections with international observers present."

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Adjustments to CAFTA-DR

February 2011

The Dominican Republic, Central America and the U.S. agreed to make adjustments in agriculture, sanitary standards, textiles and disputes.

During the meeting held in El Salvador, government representatives began the meeting by reviewing developments in trade and investment.

FTA between Costa Rica and the US comes into effect

January 2009

Since yesterday 99% of Costa Rican exports will enter the US market tariff-free.

According Elheraldo.hn, "the United States is Costa Rica's main trading partner and buys half of its exports at over 9 billion dollars annually; however demand could fall due to the financial crisis that is affecting the US economy.

The Benefits of CAFTA for Nicaragua

May 2012

Nicaragua now has a surplus of $1 billion and trade with the country has grown by 75% in six years, thanks to the DR-CAFTA, overtaking Guatemala and the rest of the region.

Six years after coming into force and following record levels of growth in trade and investment, Nicaragua has become the region’s unlikely poster child for DR-CAFTA.

USA Protects Nicaragua Against TPP

February 2016

Most of the products which Nicaragua exports to the USA will continue to enjoy, for at least 10 years, tariff advantages compared to those products sold within the Transpacific Association Agreement.

From a statement issued by the US Embassy in Managua:

The Director of the Office of Bilateral Trade Affairs, Department of State, Robert D.

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