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Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement

Note: The Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA/DR) entered into force between the United States and Costa Rica on January 1, 2009 (December 23, 2008 Presidential Proclamation), between the United States and the Dominican Republic on March 1, 2007 (February 28, 2007 Presidential Proclamation), between the United States and Guatemala on July 1, 2006 (June 30, 2006 Presidential Proclamation), between the United States and Honduras and Nicaragua on April 1, 2006 (March 31, 2006 Presidential proclamation), and between El Salvador and the United States on March 1, 2006 (February 28, 2006 Presidential Proclamation).

Preamble

1. Initial Provisions

2. General Definitions

3. National Treatment and Market Access for Goods

4. Rules of Origin and Origin Procedures

5. Customs Administration and Trade Facilitation

6. Sanitary and Phyto-Sanitary Measures

7. Technical Barriers to Trade

8. Trade Remedies

9. Government Procurement

Annex 9.1.2 (b)(i)

Annex 9.1.2 (b)(ii)

Annex 9.1.2 (b)(iii)

10. Investment

11. Cross-Border Trade in Services

12. Financial Services

13. Telecommunications

14. Electronic Commerce

15. Intellectual Property Rights

16. Labor

17. Environment

18. Transparency

19. Administration of the Agreement and Trade Capacity Building

20. Dispute Settlement

21. Exceptions

22. Final Provisions

Market Access Appendix 3.3.6

Annex 4.1 (Product Specific Rules of Origin)

Annex I

Formatting Note

Costa Rica Schedule

Dominican Republic Schedule

El Salvador Schedule

Guatemala Schedule

Honduras Schedule

Nicaragua Schedule

U.S. Schedule

Annex II

Annex III (Financial Services Non-Conforming Measures)

Tariff Schedules

Costa Rica General Notes and Appendix I

Schedule of Costa Rica to Annex 3.3

Dominican Republic General Notes and Appendix I

Schedule of Dominican Republic to Annex 3.3

El Salvador General Notes and Appendix I

Schedule of El Salvador to Annex 3.3

Guatemala General Notes and Appendix I

Schedule of Guatemala to Annex 3.3

Honduras General Notes and Appendix I

Schedule of Honduras to Annex 3.3

Nicaragua General Notes and Appendix I

Schedule of Nicaragua to Annex 3.3

U.S. General Notes and Appendix I

Schedule of U.S. to Annex 3.3

Side Letters - Costa Rica

Letter regarding May 28 Side Letters

Letter on Poultry Trade

Letter on Bank Sales Representatives

Letter on Foreign Bank Branches and Additional Reserve Requirements

Letter on Contracts of Representation, Distribution or Fabrication

Letter on Extraction, Generation and Refining

Letter on Gambling

Letter on Mining Activities

Letter on Wildlife, Forestry and Zoning

Letter on Costa Rica's Radio-Electric Spectrum

Letter on Continuation of the "807" Program

Side Letters - Dominican Republic

Letter on SPS/Import Licensing

Letter on the Labor Code

Letter on Telecommunications Policy

Letter on IPR Procedures

Letter on Haiti/CBTPA Co-Production

Side Letters - El Salvador

Letter regarding May 28 Side Letters

Letter on Poultry Trade

Letter on Tariff Treatment of Certain Confectionary Products

Letter on Labor Code

Letter on Public Utility Services

Letter on Article 13.4.5(a)(iv)

Side Letters - Guatemala

Letter regarding May 28 Side Letters

Letter on Tariff Treatment of Certain Confectionary Products

Letter on Insurance Branching Commitments

Letter on Establishment of Foreign Financial Institutions in the U.S.

Side Letters - Honduras

Letter regarding May 28 Side Letters

Letter on Nurses

Letter on Shirting Fabrics Study

Side Letters - Nicaragua

Letter on Insurance Branching Commitments

Understandings

IP Understanding on Public Health

Understanding on Immigration Measures

Understanding Regarding the Establishment of a Secretariat for Environmental Matters


TANC offers these agreements electronically as a public service for general reference. Every effort has been made to ensure that the text presented is complete and accurate. However, copies needed for legal purposes should be obtained from official archives maintained by the appropriate agency.