The former President of Chile underlined the need for the countries of Latin America to act together in international trade negotiations.
Chile has reconfirmed its commitment to building strong ties with Member States of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) for promotion of economic development and people’s well being.
This course analyzes the provisions of regional and multilateral trade agreements in depth and examines why Latin American countries are facing significant obstacles to benefitting from these.
As part of negotiations over the Environmental Goods Agreement (EGA), a new meeting took place to discuss progress so far.
Peru hopes to make its free trade agreement with Turkey a reality in June 2016 and to increase its trade balance to US$1 billion over the next five years.
Paraguay’s Foreign Minister, Eladio Loizaga, deposited his country’s instrument of acceptance of the Trade Facilitation Agreement with the WTO Deputy Director-General.
This instrument will build on those chapters negotiated in the Economic Complementation Agreement between the MERCOSUR and Chile
In Manila, representatives from the two countries discussed the terms of reference that will enable the beginning of negotiations on a free trade agreement (FTA) this year
The foreign ministers of Argentina and Chile gathered at the Cristo Redentor border crossing system with a view to deepening the initiatives to improve infrastructure, logistics, and operations standards at all facilities.
The World Trade Organization upheld Argentina’s claim against the European Union on trade barriers affecting biodiesel.
The COSIPLAN Project Portfolio currently includes 593 integration projects for an estimated investment of US$182.44 billion, distributed throughout South America. The portfolio is mostly made up of transportation projects, which account for 89% of the total. Almost a third of portfolio projects are currently at the execution stage, and more than 90% of these are transportation works.
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Overview of regional trade negotiations and agreements
These fact sheets provide a detailed map of integration and regional trade through interactive displays and brief conceptual explanations of the different topics they cover.
This technical paper describes the results of the 20,000 surveys carried out in 18 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean to examine what Latin Americans think about integration and trade.
The 4th Integration Priority Project Agenda Progress Report contains a detailed overview and progress report for each of the 31 structured projects.
The cultural, political, and economic aspects of the integration of these two areas analyzed from a Latin American perspective, with a view to a shared future.
The World Bank’s “Digital Dividends” report stresses the impact of digital technologies on e-commerce and social inclusion.
Interviews with government officials, academics, and leading world experts on major trade-related topics and the future of regional integration. In this edition of INTAL Connection, interviews with Antoni Estevadeordal, Patricia Salomone, Rubens Barbosa, Osvaldo Rosales, Valdemar Carneiro Leão Neto, and José Luis Cancela. We also continue to share Node i+i talks.
Learn more about this city, seat of Outsource2LAC 2015, the most influential summit in the region.
At a meeting of the WTO Committee on Balance of Payments Restrictions, Ecuador announced that it had begun to phase out its import surcharge.
The two blocs exchanged proposals as part of the visit of a high-level EU official to Buenos Aires
The potential impact of WTO members’ commitment to reducing export subsidies for agricultural products.
Panama’s Minister of Commerce and Industry has announced that, after a third round of negotiations, a free trade agreement (FTA) between Central America and the Republic of Korea will soon be signed.
On May 1, 2016, a large share of trade between the Pacific Alliance member countries will become tariff free.
In Geneva, the parties re-examined an agreement relating to trade in goods, with a view to expanding it to cover a larger share of trade.
The members of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic System (SELA) met in Caracas to study their convergence with Southeast Asia.
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The COSIPLAN countries have developed a methodology for incorporating disaster risk management into integration infrastructure. The initiative is being coordinated by Chile and is receiving technical support from the IDB. Chile and Peru have finalized the pilot application of the methodology in an area that is exposed to risk from seismic activity and tsunamis.
High-level government officials from the region analyzed a range of integration experiences as they sought common ground on which to build a shared regional agenda.
The INTAL Fall Colloquium on the integration outlook for Latin America included Ricardo Lagos, Enrique Iglesias, and Alfonso Prat-Gay among its speakers. Other high-level officials and experts from the region also took part.
Argentine economist Aldo Ferrer, who promoted the advantages of regional integration in his vast body of work, passed away on March 8, 2016.
The Fall Colloquium held by the Institute for the Integration of Latin America and the Caribbean (INTAL) was preceded by an inspiring document that contemplates some of the questions that Latin America must face if it is to consolidate its integration. This article contains a summary of the main points.