People's Republic of China's Competitive Threat to Latin America: An Analysis for 1990-2002

Dec 2004
This paper explores the competitive threat posed by the People's Republic of China (PRC) to Latin America and Caribbean (LAC). It focuses on the impact of PRC's rise as a major exporter of manufactured goods and discusses bilateral trade between LAC and PRC. The authors explore these issues with trade data collected from 1990-2002, analyzing and comparing export performance and specialization patterns in the global market as well as in the U.S.A., which is the main market for both the PRC and LAC. This paper was presented at the 2004 LAEBA Annual Conference, held in Beijing, People's Republic of China, on December 3-4, 2004.