DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, HAITI, JAMAICA,
focus on reactivating CBI (Caribbean Basin
These islands of the Caribbean are more than friendly neighbors to the USA,
they need to be our strategic trading-partners as well. Their economies can be
dramatically with little effort from our part. They need
Taxation on exports and imports to/from these countries should be
totally eliminated. For that purpose, commerce with these island-nations should have the same
tax treatment as we offer to any other State of the
It is not just tourism that is at stake here, it
agricultural and industrial base of these nations that need our support.
Their resources are limited and environmentally fragile. Their current markets do
not have the scale needed to be competitive. They -therefore- need especial consideration
to reach our markets. They need our tourism as well, of course. But
given their immense beauty, this last goal should be the easiest to reach.
I will be writing more about the CBI (Caribbean Basin Initiative) soon!
Please keep posted!