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Non-reciprocal Preferential Arrangements:  Caribbean Basin Initiative (CBI)
 
  Background and Key Documents
   

The Caribbean Basin Initiative (CBI) originated with the 1983 Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act, which came into effect on 1 January 1984. This program was expanded in 2000  through the U.S.-Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA) which entered into force on 1October 2000 and will be in effect until 30 September 2008.

CBI beneficiaries are  Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Montserrat, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Panama, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago.

Documents relating to the CBI
24 January 2000 U.S.-Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act of 2000 (H.R. 434)
  Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Expansion Act of 1990PDF
5 August 1983 Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery ActPDF
Source:   Office of the United States President, Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR)

  Related Articles and Studies
   
31 December 2005 USTR. Sixth Report to Congress on the Operation of the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery ActPDFNew!
September 2005 USITC. Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act Act. Seventeenth Report 2003-2004PDF
31 December 2003 USTR. Fifth Report to Congress on the Operation of the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery ActPDF
2003 U.S. Department of Labor. 2003 Report to Congress on the Trade and Employment Effects of the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery ActPDF
September 2003 USITC. Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act Act. Sixteenth Report 2001-2002PDF
2003 U.S. Department of Labor. 2003 Report to Congress on the Trade and Employment Effects of the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery ActPDF
May 2003 CRS Report to Congress. Caribbean Basin Interim Trade Program: CBI/NAFTA ParityPDF
31 December 2001 USTR. Fourth Report to Congress on the Operation of the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery ActPDF
November 2001 U.S. Department of Labor. 2001 Report to Congress on the Trade and Employment Effects of the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery ActPDF
September 2001 USITC. Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act . Fifteenth Report 1999-2000PDF
November 2000 USITC. Guide to the Caribbean Basin Initiative, 2000 EditionPDF
1999 U.S. Department of Labor. 1999 Report to Congress on the Trade and Employment Effects of the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery ActPDF
September 1999 USITC. Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act Act. Fourteenth Report 1998PDF
1998 U.S. Department of Labor. 1998 Report to Congress on the Trade and Employment Effects of the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery ActPDF
September 1998 USITC. Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act Act. Thirteenth Report 1997PDF
December 1997 U.S. Department of Labor. 1997 Report to Congress on the Trade and Employment Effects of the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery ActPDF
September 1997 USITC. Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act. Twelfth Report 1996PDF
September 1996 USITC. Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act. Eleventh Report 1995PDF
September 1995 USITC. Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act. Twelfth Report 1994PDF
  Sources
   
 

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Recent Developments
 

31 December 2005. Sixth Report to Congress on the Operation of the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery ActNew!


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