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President Signs CAFTA-DR

"By leveling the playing field for our products, CAFTA will help create jobs and opportunities for our citizens. As CAFTA helps create jobs and opportunity in the United States, it will help the democracies of Central America and the Dominican Republic deliver a better life for their citizens. By further opening up their markets, CAFTA will help those democracies attract the trade and investment needed for economic growth. "

-- President George W. Bush
August 2, 2005

Promoting Trade With Central America And The Dominican Republic

President Bush Strongly Supports The U.S. – Central American – Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) Because It Will Promote Freedom And Democracy And Expand Economic Opportunity And Security In Our Hemisphere.

CAFTA Will Advance Democracy, Strengthen Security, And Promote Prosperity In Central America And The Dominican Republic.

CAFTA Will Benefit American Workers, Farmers, And Ranchers By Leveling The Playing Field And Opening Up New Markets.

CAFTA Will Strengthen The Western Hemisphere And Allow Us To Better Compete In The Global Economy.

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