Overview of regional trade negotiations and agreements

This month’s trends

In February 2016 the global trade policy agenda was marked by the signing of the Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement (TPP), which now has to be ratified by the relevant national parliaments. At the regional level, the most notable event was the 4th CELAC Summit, which took place in late January. Regional agreements and bilateral integration schemes showed less dynamism than in the previous period, albeit with some exceptions. However, progress was made on some advanced negotiation processes.


360º Panorama

Over the course of the month, there have been advances on 13 existing agreements and 7 trade negotiations.


Advanced Negotiations


Selected news on trade agreements currently in force


The IJI is a compilation of regulatory texts, commentaries, and follow-up on legal commitments and developments of an analytical nature concerning the various integration processes taking place in Latin America and the Caribbean. For news and to learn more about the progress made on trade agreements and negotiations, visit IJI.