The Dominican Republic--Central American Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA) understanding the reasons why the Dominican Republic (DR) joined the CAFTA negotiations
Rojas, Danny J. GarciÌ a.
Looney, Robert E.
Trinkunas, Harold A.
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he specific decision, it is just as important to understand the domestic and international pressures the DR experienced over the last 35 years that influenced the preference. This thesis will examine the DR's choice through the overall framework of regionalization and how that influenced a proliferation of preferential trade agreements throughout the Western Hemisphere. The DR's economy has always been closely linked to the U.S.'s influence and policies, and specific changes in the global economic climate drove both nations to seek strategic partnerships with each other. The DR has had to make major adjustments to take advantage of potential economic opportunities, and this thesis concludes that the DR-CAFTA can be seen as a continuation of those efforts.
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