Implications of the Central America-Dominican Republic-Free Trade Agreement for the nutrition transition in Central America.

@article{Hawkes2008ImplicationsOT,
  title={Implications of the Central America-Dominican Republic-Free Trade Agreement for the nutrition transition in Central America.},
  author={C. D. Hawkes and Anne Marie T Thow},
  journal={Revista panamericana de salud publica = Pan American journal of public health},
  year={2008},
  volume={24 5},
  pages={345-60}
}
OBJECTIVES To identify potential impacts of the Central America-Dominican Republic-Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) on food consumption patterns associated with the nutrition transition, obesity, and diet-related chronic diseases. METHODS Examination of CAFTA-DR agreement to identify measures that have the potential to affect food availability and retail prices. RESULTS CAFTA-DR includes agreements on tariffs, tariff-rate quotas (TRQs), and sanitary and phytosanitary regulations with direct… CONTINUE READING
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