China is now the second largest export destination for Latin American products and a key investor in the region. Is China about to set the rules for the new terms of trade?
It’s clear that a new wave of protectionism is likely next. The WTO may be our best hope for avoiding a trade war.
The likely death of TPP may be a boon to Central America as firms in the Asian TPP economies seek better access to the U.S. market through CAFTA-DR.
Con el aumento del proteccionismo y el comercio internacional en descenso, nos encontramos frente a un cambio de época que puede generar un estancamiento generalizado de la economía internacional. ¿Qué se puede hacer para contrarrestar estas tendencias y retomar la senda del libre comercio?
Latin America is experiencing its worst economic growth — projected to be negative this year – since the lost decade of the 1980s. At this crucial time, the United States is turning its back and stepping backward from Latin America while China takes further steps forward in its economic relations with the region.
In the current political milieu, anti-trade proponents have the upper hand, relegating vocal champions of free trade to a tiny minority.
Con la firma de un tratado de libre comercio entre Chile y Uruguay se comienzan a abrir las puertas de una posible futura convergencia entre Mercosur y la Alianza del Pacífico. ¿Llevará este acuerdo a la integración comercial de Mercosur al resto de América Latina?
This election has become the season of beating up on free trade. While the insecurity and anger that the argument has tapped into is real, reversing free trade will only strengthen the elite. It’s up to the people to bring it back and make it work for everyone.
What does the trade war and the flurry of mega-trade agreements such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)—the first excluding China, the second including China, but excluding the U.S.—mean for global trade and the future of the World Trade Organization?
The recent agreement of the Trans-Pacific Partnership is about far more than trade. It’s about creating a new international regime in the Pacific that will reinforce trade rules, smooth inter-state relations and promote international harmony with China.