Dominican Today, Dominican Republic
CARICOM seeks free trade deal with USA following DR-CAFTA
5 July 2006
Santo Domingo.- The Caribbean Community, known as CARICOM, informed that it intends to seek a free trade deal with the United States, after Central American countries and the Dominican Republic sign the latter.
Sources disclosed that a special committee recommended all member states should expedite preparations as to whether the region will formulate before the United States such a proposal.
It is generally assumed that CARICOM nations would have much to gain, given that the U.S. already is the region’s most important trading partner.