WINNERS & amp; LOSERS
What was decided
Trade pact: The Central American Free Trade Agreement eliminates trade barriers between the United States and Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua.
CAFTA winners: U.S. farmers and manufacturers hope to gain new sales in the region, particularly through exports of textiles and clothing, machinery, autos, and wheat and other grains.
CAFTA losers: Sugar growers in the U.S. worry about new competition. Imports of processed sugar from the region are expected to increase by $113.2 million.
Source: Associated Press
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