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.