Colombia’s FTAs: a decade of mixed results

A new report published by Universidad del Rosario showed the overall balances of Colombia’s FTAs so far. The results are not bleak, but they are no reason to celebrate.

Argentina continues to push for economic regionalism

In Interview with The Nikkei, Argentina’s president, Mauricio Macri expressed his urgency to continue eliminating trade barriers between LatAm countries.

UK out of Mercosur/EU trade agreement

The president of the European Parliament Martin Schulz said that if finally a agreement is reached between the EU and Mercosur the UK will not benefit as a consequence of Brexit.

Cuba and Iran seek to strengthen economic ties

The Iranian Foreign Minister seeks to start a new chapter in Iran’s relations with Cuba on his one-day visit, before continuing his tour with stops in Nicaragua, Ecuador, Chile, Bolivia and Venezuela

Full integration of Mercosur with the Pacific Alliance

Latin America needs greater economic integration and a merger of Mercosur and the Pacific Alliance should be the objective

Chile and Finland meet up to reconsider their economic relationship

Chilean Foreign Minister Heraldo Muñoz, and his Finnish counterpart Timo Soini discussed restructuring their agenda in terms of cooperation and trade.

Mercosur-India trade agreement

India has begun the process of expanding its preferential trade agreement with the Mercosur trade bloc. The number of products on which tariff concessions is given is likely to increase to more than 3,000 from 450 at present

Chile gets closer to ASEAN with new deal

Last week, Chile adhered to the Association of South East Asian Nations’ Amity and Cooperation Treaty, and is only the second country in the region to do so.

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.

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