U.S. Not Respecting Costa Rica's Ethanol Quota
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Exporters of dehydrated ethanol claim that the U.S. is applying an ad valorem tax of 2.5% which is outside of the provisions of DR-CAFTA.
According to Anabel González, the Minister of Foreign...
Opportunities for Textile Trade Agreements
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
On November 8 a seminar will be held in El Salvador to analyze the opportunities brought by CAFTA and the AA to the sector.
The event will be held at Hotel Hilton Princess, from...
Costa Rica Accuses El Salvador of Violating FTA
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
The country has invoked the dispute settlement mechanism of the CAFTA-DR, over alleged violation by El Salvador of the tariff reduction program.
From a press release issued by the Ministry of Foreign...
Labor Commitments between the U.S. and Guatemala
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
On May 23 Guatemalan businessmen will be able to find out about the commitments made under the Mutual Agreement between the U.S. and Guatemala in the DR-CAFTA labor subject.
From a note by the Guatemalan Exporters Association...
U.S. - Central America and Obama's Visit
Monday, April 29, 2013
Since the entry into force in 2006 of the DR-CAFTA, the tip in favor of the U.S. in the trade balance has multiplied by 5.
"The Central America to which President Barack Obama is...
Tariff Preferences for Textiles At Risk
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The preferential system which allows Nicaraguan textiles made with raw materials from countries outside of the DR-CAFTA to enter the U.S. without tariffs will expire at the end of 2014.
"... By the end of next year the nine-year grace period...
Nicaragua has Made Good Use of DR-CAFTA
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
With the entry into force seven years ago of the Free Trade Agreement with U.S., Nicaragua's exports to the country have increased by 133%.
The country has become more attractive to investors, it...
Guatemala Agrees to Compliance with Labor Laws
Friday, April 12, 2013
The U.S. is withdrawing from suing the Guatemalan State for breach of labor rules before an international tribunal provided by the DR-CAFTA.
"In order to prevent the creation of an international...
Amendment to DR-CAFTA on Textiles Approved
Friday, August 3, 2012
The amendment relates to technical details regarding the rules of origin related to spandex or lycra fabrics, thread, and pajama pants.
A package containing technical changes to the rules of...