How do Latin Americans feel about international trade? Are they in favor of it? If so, to what extent? We asked these questions ourselves at the Inter-American Development Bank, as part of a study on how trade liberalization has impacted Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) in recent decades. To answer these questions, the IDB added a module on foreign trade to the 2018 … [Read more...] about Latin Americans: On Board with Trade
In a recent interview with a Brazilian newspaper, Chilean president Sebastián Piñera could not have been more precise when he summed up the challenges the region is still facing after more than a quarter of a century of regional integration. He argued that Latin America has more preferential trade agreements (PTAs) than any other region in the world and yet integration there … [Read more...] about Making it Whole: Integration in Latin America and the Caribbean
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The 10th China-LAC Business Summit, organized by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) will start this Friday, October 14, in Tangshan, China. The summit aims to strengthen and expand trade relations between China, Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) with panel discussions by business executives and … [Read more...] about How Can Latin America and the Caribbean Improve Trade Relations with China?
When you think about trade policy in Brazil, the first question that comes to mind is “Why is the country taking so long to open up its economy? Why it such a laggard?” After all, Brazil still has one of the highest import tariffs in the world, very few trade agreements to speak off, and its trade liberalization—one of the last to take off in the region (if not in the … [Read more...] about Brazil: Why Is Opening Up So Hard to Do?