Competitive Advantage: Moving Ahead of the Global Competition: Private Sector Priorities for Trade Facilitation in the CAFTA-DR Region

Mar 2013
This report is the result of a joint project between the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), through its Integration and Trade Sector (INT), and the Association of American Chambers of Commerce in Latin America's (AACLAA) secretariat at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (USCC). Aiming to contribute to CAFTA-DR authorities' efforts to identify trade facilitation challenges and solutions, these institutions, independently and in the context of the IDB-USCC Memorandum of Understanding, developed a survey and conducted focus groups on trade facilitation priorities in the CAFTA-DR region, aiming to refine and consolidate private sector recommendations to governments. Based on the issues identified through these joint efforts, this report recommends a series of measures that would have a positive and sizable impact on the flow of goods and services in the CAFTA-DR region.