Full multilateral agreements (not listed below) see: List of multilateral free trade agreements. Today, Donald Trump is the scapegoat for the economic insecurity faced by many Americans, for whom he is scapegoating with his racist attacks and xenophobic obsession with building a wall along our southern border. But it is the same U.S. trade policy that harms workers in the United States, which many in Central America have left no choice but migration, as they struggle to feed and support their families. Switzerland (which has a customs union with Liechtenstein, which is sometimes included in agreements) has bilateral agreements with the following countries and blocs: Turkey has bilateral and multilateral agreements with: Globalization and Trade: Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) Today, in Central America, life-saving medicines are more expensive because of the protection of monopolies granted by CAFTA to pharmaceutical companies. And the headlines in several CAFTA countries do not talk about economic prosperity, but about economic instability, drug-related violence and forced migration. Meanwhile, CAFTA`s labour rules have failed to stop the killing of dozens of Central American trade union workers who were trying to stop unbridled work abuses, such as wage theft. On the other hand, the privileges of foreign investors in the pact have allowed multinationals to challenge national laws, including consumer and environmental protection. National Ministerio site of Comercio Exterior (Comex) (This page is selected by the Costa Rican delegation) List of agreements between two states, two blocs or one block and one state. During the congressional debate on its passage, ACCORD supporters promised that the agreement would bring economic prosperity to Central America and make it “the best immigration, anti-drug and anti-drug policy available to us.” Today, CAFTA countries, Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, are hit by drug-related violence and forced migration.
While the causes are numerous, “economic stagnation” has fueled the crisis, according to the US State Department. CAFTA has clearly not kept its promise of economic growth for the region. In the bilateral framework, Costa Rica has successfully negotiated free trade agreements with Mexico, Panama, the Dominican Republic, Chile, the Caribbean (CARICOM), the United States-Central America-Dominican Republic (DR-CAFTA) and the People`s Republic of China.