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Free Trade Agreement between the Dominican Republic, Central America and The United States

Date of TextAdopted on August 5, 2004 at Washington D.C.
Entry into force on March 1, 2006
MembersContracting Parties/Signatories
Subject MatterCompetition, Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Industrial Property, Patents (Inventions), Plant Variety Protection, Trademarks
Notes

IP provisions: Articles 1.2(e), 9.9-2(b), 9.12-2(c), 10.7-5, 10.9-3(b), 10.28 (f), 14.4(b), Chapter 15
The Dominican Republic – Central America Free Trade Agreement originally encompassed the United States of America and the Central American countries of Costa Rica, Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua, and was called CAFTA. In 2004, the Dominican Republic joined the negotiations, and the agreement was renamed DR-CAFTA.

Available Texts
Treaty Text
English

Free Trade Agreement between the Dominican Republic, Central America and The United States (Authentic text) Free Trade Agreement between the Dominican Republic, Central America and The United States (Authentic text), Complete document (pdf) [1746 KB]

Spanish

Tratado de Libre Comercio entre la República Dominicana, Centroamérica y Estados Unidos (Texto auténtico) Tratado de Libre Comercio entre la República Dominicana, Centroamérica y Estados Unidos (Texto auténtico), Complete document (pdf) [19303 KB]

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