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Reviving the Wilting U.S. Policy in the Caribbean

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Publication Date: November 1986

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Timothy Ashby

Topic: Economics (Economic relations)

Keywords: Latin American

Type: Report


When Congress reconvenes in January, it should review the CBI legislation. Greater access to U.S. markets for a broader range of Caribbean goods should be encouraged, as should preferential tax benefits for U.S. investors willing to open businesses in the region. The 12-year limit on the CBI program should be removed; the legislation was not meant as an economic "quick fix," but as a catalyst for long-term recovery and growth.