US manufacturers predict gains from CAFTA passage


By Nick Zieminski NEW YORK, June 20 (Reuters) - U.S. manufacturers expect higher exports from the passage of the Central American Free Trade Agreement, or CAFTA, while critics say the pact is nothing more than another way for multinational companies to ship U.S. jobs to other countries. The agreement, which Congress could vote on before the July 4 break, would lower barriers for U.S. exports to Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala and Nicaragua, as well as the Dominican Republic, ...

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