Ag Secretary Johanns promotes DR-CAFTA in Central America
Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns is in Central America this week on a trip meant to highlight the early success of the Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA).
He arrived in Central America Tuesday and will continue his swing through Friday, making stops in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.
'This is an opportunity to showcase the benefits that DR-CAFTA is delivering to both the United States and our partner countries,' Johanns said. 'This regional market is important for U.S. agricultural producers. Strengthening the economies in these countries will increase demand for U.S. agricultural exports and improve lives. The United States remains committed to working with our CAFTA-DR partners in addressing any implementation and transitional issues that arise.'