Brazil and Argentina sign trade agreement to reduce bureaucracy

Argentina is Brazil’s third largest trading partner, with bilateral trade totaling US$23 billion last year

Uruguay to sign free trade agreement with Chile

The goal is to help investors avoid paying taxes on their activities in both Uruguay and Chile. E-commerce, intellectual property, cooperation, labor and gender rights will be addressed in the free trade agreement.

“Enormous Potential” in Mexico-Australia bilateral trade

Mexico and Australia agreed on Monday on the need to take advantage of the “enormous potential” in their bilateral relationship

Mexico “ready” to modernize NAFTA

Mexican Foreign Secretary Claudia Ruiz Massieu said on Monday that Mexico is “ready” to update the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, enacted in 1994.

How Germany could gain influence in LatAm

LatAm’s resources are becoming a pivotal issue in many countries’ investment agenda. Germany is primed to replace many competitors in this regard.

South Korea pursues economic ties with LatAm

South Korea’s foreign minister expressed his desire to get closer to LatAm in matters of trade during a Korea-Latin America Partnership Forum.

Pacific Alliance must be ready for U.S. election surprise

The Pacific Alliance must be “ready to react” to a possible “surprise” in the U.S. presidential election, Mexican Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo

Pacific Alliance closer links with Mercosur

The Pacific Alliance under the helm of Chile, will reach out for closer links with Mercosur, particularly since Argentina's decision to join the block as an observer.

Brazil's Temer says Mercosur needs revision

Brazil's interim President Michel Temer said the Mercosur trade bloc poses an obstacle to other trade agreements and needs to be revised, but not ditched altogether.

Uruguay seeks freer trade with China

Uruguay has a great deal of interest in advancing toward freer trade with China, since that country is Uruguay’s leading trade partner

Macri attends economic forum in Colombia

Argentine president Mauricio Macri said Mercosur needs “a greater integration dynamics” and defended the idea that the Atlantic regional block country members work to reach agreements with countries of the Pacific Alliance.

Degree portability and NAFTA

Despite the commitments of NAFTA, recognition of education and licenses between countries still has far to go.

Argentina looking to build bridges with the Pacific Alliance

In another display of economic openness Argentina’s president Mauricio Macri expresses his desire to strengthen its commercial ties with the regional bloc.

EU, Mexico free trade pact will be updated in june

The European Union and Mexico announced on Monday the opening of negotiations in mid-June to update their free trade agreement in effect since 2000.

Imbalances in Costa Rica’s FTA with Colombia

Costa Rica imports much more than what it exports in its trade partnership with Colombia, business opportunities are still plenty.

EU and Mercosur exchanged market access offers

Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström and the Foreign Affairs Minister of Uruguay Rodolfo Nin Novoa exchanged EU and Mercosur offers on access to their respective markets of goods, services and establishment and government procurement.

Russian ban on EU food brings trouble to Mercosur accord

Brussels must do more to help producers ride out the slump in agricultural commodity prices, European farm leaders have warned.

Partners accuse Colombia of violating FTA guidelines

Multinational companies in several countries are taking action against the Colombian government for alleged breaches to the rights they acquired through the agreements.

Russia-Latin America to promote cooperation

Russia and Latin America are going to discuss ways of promoting their cooperation during the Russia-Latin America forum, which to be launched today in the Uruguayan capital of Montevideo

Crude oil slips after Saudi-Venezuela meeting

Oil prices slide, supply overhang in focus at the Saudi-Venezuela meeting. This means a lost for President Maduro who's only goal on this meeting was to rise oil prices in order to help Venezuela's economy.

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