DOMINICAN REPUBLIC-CENTRAL AMERICA      FREE TRADE AGREEMENT     Central American Rural Farmer Perspective                ...
OUTLINE   Background on Central America   DR-CAFTA and its provisions   Pre-existing conditions   Observations since i...
AGRICULTURE IN CENTRAL AMERICA
DR-CAFTA: WHICH NATIONS?   United States   Dominican Republic   Guatemala   Honduras   El Salvador   Nicaragua   Co...
UNITED STATES VS CENTRAL AMERICA   Economies of scale       Area       Capital investment   Domestic support       Ty...
DOMESTIC ISSUES   Lack of information   Less institutional support for security   Lack of environmental regulations   ...
OBSERVED EFFECTS   Decrease in employment   Increase in cost of agricultural inputs   Increase in foreign investment  ...
CONCLUSION   General agreement on needs but how?   Still to be observed, researched, and analyzed
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Dominican republic central america free trade agreement

  1. 1. DOMINICAN REPUBLIC-CENTRAL AMERICA FREE TRADE AGREEMENT Central American Rural Farmer Perspective Kana Matsui 7 Apr. 2011
  2. 2. OUTLINE Background on Central America DR-CAFTA and its provisions Pre-existing conditions Observations since implementation Conclusions
  3. 3. AGRICULTURE IN CENTRAL AMERICA
  4. 4. DR-CAFTA: WHICH NATIONS? United States Dominican Republic Guatemala Honduras El Salvador Nicaragua Costa Rica Exemptions Tariff phase out schedules Tariff rate quotas
  5. 5. UNITED STATES VS CENTRAL AMERICA Economies of scale  Area  Capital investment Domestic support  Type of support  Stage of agricultural development  Affect international prices
  6. 6. DOMESTIC ISSUES Lack of information Less institutional support for security Lack of environmental regulations Difficult to access international market  Infrastructure  Intermediaries  Licensing and other international regulations
  7. 7. OBSERVED EFFECTS Decrease in employment Increase in cost of agricultural inputs Increase in foreign investment Increase in migration
  8. 8. CONCLUSION General agreement on needs but how? Still to be observed, researched, and analyzed

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