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Five years of the Caribbean Basin Initiative

Peter D. Whitney

Five years of the Caribbean Basin Initiative

by Peter D. Whitney

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Published by U.S. Dept. of State, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of Public Communication, Editorial Division in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Caribbean Basin Initiative, 1983-,
  • Exports -- Caribbean Area.,
  • Caribbean Area -- Economic policy.,
  • United States -- Foreign economic relations -- Caribbean Area.,
  • Caribbean Area -- Foreign economic relations -- United States.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementPeter D. Whitney.
    SeriesCurrent policy -- no. 1241.
    ContributionsUnited States. Dept. of State. Office of Public Communication. Editorial Division.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination3 p. ;
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17748085M

    The Caribbean Basin Initiative -- the economic cornerstone of U.S. policy toward 27 Caribbean and Central American states -- began with great promise five years ago last Tuesday. In President. $ million in funding for the first two years of the initiative. This U.S. contribution to CBSI includes assistance in the following areas, all developed through the CBSI cooperative orking together through the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI), the United States and the nations of the Caribbean .

    The Cuba trade embargo and the Caribbean Basin Initiative (CBI) were two economic initiatives that emerged due to U.S. security considerations. The CBI was a unilateral program of economic assistance and trade measures for Central America and the Caribbean that President Reagan established to counteract the perceived spread of communism. Books to Borrow. Top American Libraries Canadian Libraries Universal Library Community Texts Project Gutenberg Biodiversity Heritage Library Children's Library. Open Library. Books by Language Additional Collections. Featured Full text of " GUIDEBOOK CARIBBEAN BASIN INITIATIVE".

    The Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI) is one pillar of a U.S. security strategy focused on citizen safety throughout the hemisphere. CBSI brings all members of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Dominican Republic together to jointly collaborate on .   Ironically, Jamaica's initial export surge was the result of another American program, the Caribbean Basin Initiative, which the Reagan Administration put in place 15 years : Larry Rohter.


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Five years of the Caribbean Basin Initiative by Peter D. Whitney Download PDF EPUB FB2

Genre/Form: Government publications: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Whitney, Peter D. Five years of the Caribbean Basin Initiative. Washington, D.C.: U. Guide to the Caribbean Basin Initiative [United States Department of Commerce] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Caribbean Basin Initiative (CBI) is a broad program to promote economic development through private sector initiative in Central American and Caribbean countries.

A major goal of the CBI is to expand foreign and domestic investment in nontraditional sectors. The Caribbean Basin: An International History provides a study of the entire Caribbean region, including Central America and the Caribbean coast of northern South America.

It also offers analysis of: * the role of international intervention * the complex interaction among major world powers in the areaCited by: 6. Abstract. The Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act went into effect in Commonly known as the Caribbean Basin Initiative (CBI), this trade program was promulgated and optimistically promoted by the Reagan administration as a means to accelerate Caribbean economic : James W.

Busbin. The CBI was launched in through the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act (CBERA) and expanded in by the U.S.-Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA) and again by the in the Trade Act of CBERA was implemented on January 1, and has no set expiration date. See Johnson, The Caribbean Basin Initiative: A Positive Departure, 47 FOREIGN POL'Y ().

Johnson is executive director of Caribbean/Central American Action, a non-profit organization promoting economic development in the Caribbean Basin. See Five years of the Caribbean Basin Initiative book Hughes, The Caribbean Basin Economic Renewal: New Opportunities for Ameri.

The U.S. Congress enacted the Caribbean Basin Initiative (CBI) in to assist countries in Central America and the Caribbean Islands. The act was a linchpin in the U.S.

effort to stabilize the Caribbean Basin during the 's. Alicia Nicholls This September the United States International Trade Commission (USITC) released its biennial report on the operation of the Caribbean Basin Economic and Recovery Act (CBERA), one of the components of the Caribbean Basin Initiative under which CARICOM countries currently enjoy non-reciprocal, preferential access to the US market for most merchandise exports.

Alicia Nicholls. For my latest article on CBI, click here. In late December of last year, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) released its ninth report to the US Congress on the operation of the Caribbean Basin Initiative (CBI).

As the CBI approaches almost thirty years in existence, it is worth pondering on whether the CBI, initially passed during the Cold War, is still relevant to. 0 - 2 Years 3 - 5 Years 6 - 8 Years 9 - 12 Years. More For Kids. This revealing book tells the story of the Caribbean Basin Initiative (CBI), through which the new assertion of U.S.

hegemony in the region was expressed. The Developmental Assumptions of the Caribbean Basin Initiative. 5 Overview of the Performance of the : CARICOM: Challenges and Opportunities for Caribbean Economic Integration Summary Inthe smaller, largely English-speaking countries of the Eastern Caribbean launched the Caribbean Comm unity and Common Market (CARICOM), an integration plan intende d to coordinate a nd enhance the collective economic and social development of 15 Size: KB.

Caribbean Basin Initiative is the only U.S. law that makes foreign labor conditions a specific consideration in providing trade benefits to other countries.

While international fair labor standards have been a longtime goal of organized labor in the United States, the Initiative is the first time this concept has been incorporated into U.S.

tariff. THE CARIBBEAN BASIN INITIATIVE AND THE I.R.C. The Caribbean Basin has been a focus of international strife for over years. Because of the Basin's proximity to the United States, the economic and political stability of the Caribbean Basin has been important to the United States.

The Caribbean Basin Initiative (CBI) comprises both the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act (CBERA) and the Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA).Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act (CBERA)Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA)Guidance: Extension of CBTPA Benefits.

Caribbean Basin Initiative (CBI) Caribbean Basin Initiative (CBI), a twelve-year program that went into effect on 1 Januaryunder which designated Caribbean and Central American countries could ship a wide range of products duty-free to the United States.

First proposed by President Ronald Reagan in Februarythe program was not approved by Congress until July Caribbean Islands: A Country Study. Washington: GPO for the Library of Congress, With very few exceptions, almost all children (both boys and girls) living in Barbados and in the Eastern Caribbean attend primary school, which is compulsory and is offered free in public schools, under the responsibility of the various Ministries of Education.

Caribbean Basin Initiative The title is a play are words itself which alludes to the United States initiative to stimulate certain countries Caribbean economy. The CBI which is externally a imposed solution is contrasted with the initiative of individuals- in this case the Haitian people who from time to time choose the dangerous route to.

through the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI) and expanding trade and investment in the energy sector. Trade. The United States ran a trade surplus of $ million with Guyana inwith U.S. exports valued at $ million, up 24% from (led by machinery and iron/steel pipes for oil drilling) and U.S.

imports valued at. Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act of (CBERA) — P.L. (August 5, ), Title II, authorized unilateral preferential trade and tax benefits for eligible Caribbean countries, including duty-free treatment of eligible products.

In pursuant of 97 Stat. Enacted by: the 98th United States Congress. The Caribbean Basin Initiative is not a trade agreement. Rather, it is a non-reciprocal grant, by statute of a cold war “anti-communism” commercial program which was extended in through the “CBI NAFTA parity” Act, providing special duty-free access to the U.S.

market for textiles, apparel and other goods made in the country CBI region. legislation for his Caribbean Basin Initiative (CBI) were delivered to Congress the following Mar.

In brief, the President's-plan provides for one-way duty-free access to the U.S. market for Central American exports, $ million in FP82 supplemental aid for- certain keyAuthor: Jonathan E. Sanford.The Caribbean Basin Initiative (CBI), enacted inwas designed to reduce economic and political strife by stimulating Caribbean economies.

CBI would encourage private investment through a three-part plan: to eliminate trade barriers between Caribbean countries and the United States, to provide small amounts of foreign aid for Cited by: 2.Is It Time for a Caribbean Basin Initiative ?

Janu A version of this article was first published by the Global Americans on Janu The announcement last October that U.S. policy in the wider Caribbean region would be working from an integrated vision to deal with the region’s three collapsing dictatorships, Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela, was significant.