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The U.S.-Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA): Challenges for Sub-Regional Integration J. F. Hornbeck Congressional Research Service

The U.S.-Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA): Challenges for Sub-Regional Integration

J. F. Hornbeck Congressional Research Service

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Congressional Research Service Report for CongressOn May 28, 2004, the United States signed the U.S.-Central America Free TradeAgreement (CAFTA) with Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, andNicaragua. In addition, the Dominican RepublicMoreCongressional Research Service Report for CongressOn May 28, 2004, the United States signed the U.S.-Central America Free TradeAgreement (CAFTA) with Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, andNicaragua. In addition, the Dominican Republic concluded a similar bilateral freetrade agreement (FTA) with the United States on March 15, 2004, which is expectedto be signed in July 2004 and integrated with CAFTA to be considered as a singlelegislative package. Enacting the agreement requires the U.S. Congress to passimplementing legislation and that similar action be undertaken in the other countries.As required under Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation (P.L. 107-210), priorto any congressional consideration of implementing legislation, the BushAdministration is required to send to Congress supporting materials within 60 daysof entering into the agreement.Congressional Research ServiceThe Congressional Research Service (CRS) serves shared staff to congressional committees and Members of Congress. CRS experts assist at every stage of the legislative process — from the early considerations that precede bill drafting, through committee hearings and floor debate, to the oversight of enacted laws and various agency activities.CRSs analytic capabilities integrate multiple disciplines and research methodologies. In a fast-paced, ever-changing environment, CRS provides Congress with the vital, analytical support it needs to address the most complex public policy issues facing the nation. Its work incorporates program and legislative expertise, quantitative methodologies, and legal and economic analysis.