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Tuesday, March 08, 2005
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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Location Details:
When: 10:45 a.m., Tuesday, March 8
Where: North steps of the Capitol, Sacramento then march to....
What: CAFTA Luncheon with ambassadors from CAFTA countries, senators,
U.S. Chamber, CA Chamber etc. at 1215 K St.
How: Bring yourself, bring some signs (CAFTA is BAD for CA and Central
America!), bring a shovel, bring a wheelbarrow, bring a sewing machine,

Come out and greet ambassadors, business folks, and lovers of bloody free trade... event description below....

The California Chamber of Commerce
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
U.S. Department of Commerce
California Business Roundtable
Inland International Trade Association
Northern California World Trade Center
Sacramento International Visitors Council
Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Sacramento Regional Center for International Trade
Sacramento World Affairs Council
An International Luncheon Forum
WHEN: Tuesday, March 8, 2005 from 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m.
SPEAKERS: Ambassadors of the six nations included in the US-Central
American Free Trade Agreement
The Honorable H.E.F. Tomás Duenas, Ambassador of Costa Rica to the US
The Honorable Flavio Dario Espinal, Ambassador of the Dominican
Republic to the US
The Honorable Rene Antonio León Rodríguez, Ambassador of El Salvador to
the US
The Honorable Jose Guillermo Castillo, Ambassador of Guatemala to the US
The Honorable Mario Canahuati, Ambassador of Honduras to the US
The Honorable Salvador Stadthagen, Ambassador of Nicaragua to the US
The U.S. – Central American Free Trade Agreement was signed on May 28,
2004 in Washington D.C. On August 5, representatives from the United
States and the Dominican Republic (DR) signed an agreement formally
including the D.R. in the Agreement. Upon implementation, more than 80
percent of U.S. exports will be able to enter the D.R. and CAFTA
countries duty free, with all products having duty free access in ten
The six nations represented by the CAFTA will be the second largest
U.S. export market in Latin America, behind Mexico. The United States
exported nearly $11 billion in goods to the five Central American
countries included in CAFTA in 2003, more than U.S. exports to Russia,
India and Indonesia combined. Two-way trade was over $23 billion. With
the Dominican Republic added to the CAFTA-5, total two-way trade
increases to $32 billion. The U.S.-Dominican Republic-Central American
Free Trade Agreement is currently pending U.S. Congressional approval.
TOPIC: The US-Central American Free Trade Agreement: How it will
benefit California
LOCATION: California Chamber of Commerce - 1215 K Street, 14th Floor,
Sacramento, CA. 95814
Added to the calendar on Sun, Mar 6, 2005 9:25PM
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