One of the goals of the Pacific Alliance (PA), the economic bloc made up of Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru, is achieving an area of deep integration where goods and services are traded tariff-free without facing other barriers to trade. To this end, in addition to eliminating tariffs, now covering more than 98% products on average, the PA has implemented innovative trade … [Read more...] about How the Pacific Alliance linked up its single windows for foreign trade
Mónica Maday has 15 years of experience in international trade and international trade negotiations, representing the public and private sectors, in bilateral and multilateral negotiations. She is currently a member of the IDB Integration and Trade Sector, which supports initiatives for greater economic integration in Latin America and the Caribbean, including the generation of regional public goods. Previously, she was an official of the Ministry of Economy of Mexico, in the Vice Ministry for International Trade Negotiations, representing Mexico at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum (APEC) and in the bilateral economic relations with Asia-Pacific countries. She was the first Latin American woman to chair the APEC Trade and Investment Committee, achieving the consensus of 21 country-members for the liberalization of environmental goods, the adoption of public policies to integrate SMEs into global value chains and promote the agenda of trade facilitation, among others. She has served as consultant for Brookings Institution (Washington, D.C.) and for the government of Peru among others. Mónica is a graduate of the UNAM and holds a Master's Degree in Latin American Economic Development from the University of London. She received the Chevening scholarship from the UK government.