The annual COSIPLAN Activities Report has been published. It includes a detailed analysis of the state of regional infrastructure.
Not only do unnecessary divergences resulting from a lack of standardization create barriers to trade between the EU and the United States, they also affect global regulations. The text analyzes the case of the TTIP.
A recent World Economic Forum document has found a virtuous relationship between trade liberalization and economic competitiveness.
Most countries in Latin America and the Caribbean could improve their integration into the global trade system by incorporating a certain degree of processing and differentiation into their products.
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This article is a brief summary of the main activity in the field of trade policy in Latin America for the period between December 2015 and the third week of January 2016.
As the Technical Secretariat for COSIPLAN/IIRSA, INTAL manages and updates the physical integration agenda for Latin America. These data displays show the main results for 2015 (in Spanish).
Fact sheets provide a detailed map of integration and regional trade through interactive displays and brief conceptual explanations of the different topics covered.
Interviews with government officials, academics, and leading world experts on major trade-related topics and the future of regional integration, and educational videos to help you learn more about the issues. In this edition of INTAL Connection, we show how important physical integration is for development.
Crude oil exports from the US have been banned since the energy crisis of 1973. Oil prices are at their lowest point since 2008, and the market anticipates that they will continue to fall.
The Russian deputy prime minister, Arkady Dvorkovich, has said that his country is open to discussing the creation of a free trade zone with Hong Kong.
Chile’s senate has passed the Pacific Alliance trade protocol, an instrument that will immediately liberalize 92% of trade between the member countries of the bloc.
In the first quarter of 2016, the MERCOSUR wishes to exchange offers with the European Union (EU) as part of the negotiation process for a free trade agreement.
In the context of the most recent MERCOSUR Summit, authorities from Chile, Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay have restated their commitment to the regional integration process for the construction of bioceanic corridors by means of a joint declaration.
By meeting international standards and completing reviews, countries that become OECD members are seen as potentially more attractive recipients of foreign investment. The accession process takes at least a year.
The presidents of Mexico and Argentina met at Davos and agreed to strengthen bilateral trade.
The spread of the Zika virus, the need for coordinated regional action, and the consequences of the slump in commodity prices were the main topics of discussion at the forum.
Climate change poses a serious threat to those living in the Caribbean. Latin American leaders argue that developed countries should continue to be at the forefront of the quest for funds to mitigate climate change and prevent disasters.
The European Union is seeking to negotiate with Colombia at the World Trade Organization (WTO) regarding what Brussels considers to be discriminatory measures against alcoholic beverage imports from the EU.
Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru will eliminate tariffs on almost all tariff items that encompass industrial goods.
The document signed by the two countries aims to increase bilateral trade by reducing trade barriers and developing a positive agenda.
The Bolivian Ambassador to Peru announced that binational negotiations are at the evaluation stage, with technical, administrative, and financial factors being assessed, but that there is no deadline for the completion of this.
The government of the Dominican Republic announced that it is making progress towards the eventual elimination of tariffs on agricultural products, as part of the commitments taken on in its agreement with Central America.
During President Enrique Peña Nieto’s visit to Dubai on January 18, 2016, 13 bilateral cooperation agreements and memoranda of understanding were signed.
The governments of South America are making cooperation efforts in order to improve the region’s connectivity. However, financing remains one of the greatest obstacles to implementing infrastructure.
Latin America’s physical integration is vital to its development. Logistics, transportation, and energy, air, and rail integration are some of the areas that make up the 593 projects in the COSIPLAN-IIRSA Project Portfolio. The main advances in regional infrastructure in 2015.