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El Salvador First To Implement CAFTA, And First To Feel The Heavy Hand Of Its New Partner

LADB Article ID: 51799
Category/Department: El Salvador
Date: 2006-03-02
By: Mike Leffert

First to ratify the Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA), El Salvador became on March 1 the first and only country in which the agreement is actually in force. US Trade Representative (USTR) Rob Portman announced the event after El Salvador acceded to last-minute, post-negotiation changes in the texts of the agreement that were assumed to have been closed.

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