Overview of regional trade negotiations and agreements 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.

This months trends

Between the end of April and May 24, 2016, the global trade policy agenda continued to be defined by the imminent ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the impact this will have on how the network of trade agreements is configured. Other key factors were the notable dynamism within the Pacific Alliance and the expectations around the upcoming summit of the Asia–Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), to be held in Peru in November 2016. At the regional level, there was moderate dynamism in regional agreements and integration schemes, notably in Mexico’s regional agreements and within the MERCOSUR and the Pacific Alliance.


360º Panorama

Over the course of the month progress was made on 20 existing agreements, three new agreements, and eight trade negotiations (five advanced and three new).


Advanced Negotiations


Selected news on trade agreements currently in force