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Improbable DR enters CAFTA in January

Dominican Today

Improbable DR enters CAFTA in January

18 December 2005

Santo Domingo.- US Ambassador Hans Hertell affirmed yesterday that there is a good possibility that the Dominican Republic be impeded to integrate this upcoming January onto the Free Trade Agreement known as DR-CAFTA, given that the voluminous documentation that authorities recently sent to the United States is currently under review.

Yesterday, reports from Washington indicated that four Democratic congresspersons requested "explanations" from President George Bush regarding the possible delay in implementing the trade treaty.

Notwithstanding, Hertell explained that, even though January does not look a likely starting date, the Dominican Republic could enter free trade in the near future.