CAFTA-DR Business Development Mission Quick Facts

A useful list of facts for the CAFTA-DR Mission:


September 28 – October 4, 2008


San Jose, Costa Rica

Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic

Managua, Nicaragua


Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez

Selected U.S. Government Officials

15-20 Senior Executives from U.S. Companies (Participation Requirements)

Industry Focus:

U.S. companies representing any industry may apply for the mission.

Best export prospects for the market include:


Computer Equipment & Peripherals

Construction Equipment

Electrical Power Generation & Distribution Equipment

Food Processing & Packaging Equipment


General & Household Consumer Goods

Hotel & Restaurant Equipment

Medical Equipment

Optical Equipment


Printing & Graphic Arts Equipment & Services

Security & Safety Equipment & Services

Telecommunications Equipment & Services

Travel & Tourism

Application Deadline:

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Applications received after the deadline will be considered as time and space permits.

Notification Date:


Participation Fee:

Large Companies Principal Participant fee: $10,000

Small & Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) Principal Participant fee: $7,000

Additional firm representative (both Large companies & SMEs): $2,500

*Expenses for travel, lodging, and incidentals are the responsibility of each mission participant.