National Pork Producers Council President Jon Caspers applauded the announcement that Costa Rica has joined the Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA).

Costa Rica joins El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua in CAFTA.

“Our future is heavily dependent on expanding access for U.S. pork in foreign markets,” says Caspers. “Since 1995, when the Uruguay Round Agreement went into effect, U.S. pork exports to the world have increased 147%. The CAFTA agreement provides significant new opportunity to our producers.”