Central America and the Dominican Republic in the Context of the Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA) with the United States

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This report explains the conditions in five countries in Central America (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua) and one country in the Caribbean (Dominican Republic) that will be partners with the United States in the U.S.-Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA) signed in August 2004. In U.S. approval action, the House and Senate passed the required implementing legislation (H.R. 3045) on July 27 and 28, 2005, and the President signed it into law (P.L. 109-53) on August 2, 2005. The agreement will enter into force for the other countries when their legislatures have approved it. The legislatures ... continued below

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Storrs, K. Larry; Ribando, Clare; Sek, Lenore; Sullivan, Mark P.; Taft-Morales, Maureen & Veillette, Connie August 4, 2005.

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This report explains the conditions in five countries in Central America (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua) and one country in the Caribbean (Dominican Republic) that will be partners with the United States in the U.S.-Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA) signed in August 2004. In U.S. approval action, the House and Senate passed the required implementing legislation (H.R. 3045) on July 27 and 28, 2005, and the President signed it into law (P.L. 109-53) on August 2, 2005. The agreement will enter into force for the other countries when their legislatures have approved it. The legislatures of El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala have approved the pact so far.

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Storrs, K. Larry; Ribando, Clare; Sek, Lenore; Sullivan, Mark P.; Taft-Morales, Maureen & Veillette, Connie. Central America and the Dominican Republic in the Context of the Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA) with the United States, report, August 4, 2005; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs7993/: accessed November 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.