Chile, China take new steps for free trade

Chile and China have taken new steps to strengthen the Free-Trade Agreement (FTA) that both nations have carried out for 10 years, in a strategy that might be consolidated at a high-level meeting in May.

Trump administration seeks mainly modest changes to NAFTA

Under the changes, proposed after President Donald Trump called the pact a “disaster” during the election campaign, Washington would keep some of NAFTA’s most controversial provisions

Trump's trade agenda may help the Latin American economy

If Trump follows through with his protectionist agenda, trade with Latin America will be one of the first to suffer. However, it could also lead to an unexpected Latin American integration.

Renegotiate Nafta? Mexicans say get on with it

While free trade has long been an article of faith in Mexico, uncertainty over the fate of the North American Free Trade Agreement is hitting the country hard.

With NAFTA in peril, Mexico seeks new outlets for farm exports

Mexican agricultural producers need to emerge from their “comfort zone” and begin looking for alternatives to the US as an export market

TPP Signatories to Meet in Chile to Explore its Future

The meeting will be the first high-level summit between the 12 countries since the U.S. withdrawal from the agreement

LatAm countries yearn for expansion of Asia-Pacific free-trade zone

In face of the United States withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), Chile's initiative reflects Latin American countries' desire to expand the free-trade zone in the Asia-Pacific region.

Latin, Asian nations pursue free trade without U.S

With the U.S. signaling a turn toward protectionism, nations that have benefited from global commerce, from Australia to Japan to Peru, are trying to pick up the free-trade mantle

Mercosur trade bloc agrees common position ahead of EU talks

The foreign ministers of Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Brazil met yesterday (9 March) in Buenos Aires to discuss the crucial aspects of the upcoming negotiations.

Peruvian blues exports to China could top US$10m

Arrival of first seafreighted blueberry consignment in China last week heralds new chapter for Peruvian shippers

Chile was the largest exporter of fresh fruits to China in 2016

Chile was the largest exporter of fresh fruit to China in 2016, with total exports amounting to $1.2 billion (around 1.1 billion euros)

Mexico sets condition for NAFTA renegotiation with US

Trump threatened during the campaign to walk away from NAFTA, saying it was a destroyer of American jobs and benefited Mexico

Profitable pickups may be in cross hairs of Trump border tax

President Trump’s proposed border tax on imported vehicles could throw a wrench in the profit machine, particularly for G.M. and Fiat Chrysler, which build a large percentage of their pickups in Mexico

Multinationals in Mexico say trump unlikely to tear apart NAFTA

“I seriously doubt that President Trump would cast aside the relationship with Mexico,” Frederic Garcia

Former Uruguayan president Mujica warns of "Trade Wars"

“The Uruguayan government must deal with an international situation full of uncertainties, and we don’t know whether this situation will lead to a trade war. Hopefully not, but it’s a latent danger,” Mujica

Uruguay committed to reaching free-trade deal with China

“The executive branch is going to take this to the end, and if China wants an agreement we’ll reach an agreement and it will be up to the legislature to either approve or reject it,” Foreign Minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa

Peru proposes new Asia-Pacific deal after US exit TPP

Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski on Tuesday proposed the creation of a trade bloc between member economies of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum and other nations.

Mercosur and EU look to 2017

Mercosur and EU feel “2017 is a window of opportunity”, but can't find the path despite Brexit and Trump

Peru’s trade agreement with Honduras takes effect in 2017

The free-trade agreement between Peru and Honduras will took effect on Jan. 1, 2017. Peru exported $41 million of products to Honduras in 2015, up 4.7% from 2014.

India looks favorably upon possible trade agreements with LatAm

India’s Commerce Secretary Rita Teaotia released a statement in which she encourages developing preferential trade agreements with LatAm.

How can Obama explain the failure of the TPP?

President Obama will be in Lima for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, he will have to vouch for further involvement in Asia despite admitting the TPP is practically dead.

Peru president lends loud voice in defending free trade

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) concluded its annual summit in Lima last week by declaring its commitment to free trade amid a wave of populism.

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