U.S.-Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA): Challenges for Sub-Regional Integration [April 25, 2003] [open pdf - 702KB]
"On January 27, 2003, negotiations began on the U.S.-Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA). Nine meetings are scheduled for 2003 between the United States and the five Central American Common Market countries: Guatemala; Honduras; El Salvador; Nicaragua; and Costa Rica, with all parties having expressed confidence that the agreement can be completed by year-end. This report provides background and analysis on the proposed CAFTA and will be updated periodically."
CRS Report for Congress, RL31870
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