Trade Logistics and Physical Integration in Latin America and the Caribbean

Jul 2009
This presentation discusses issues regarding the need to enhance connectivity to deepen regional integration, with particular attention to trade logistics. Topics explored include LAC's logistics performance and challenges; a review of recent indicators; progress achieved and the challenges ahead in LAC's physical integration, considering the IIRSA initiative in South America and the Mesoamerica Project in Southern Mexico, Central America and Colombia; and the challenges the Region faces to improve its connectivity and regional integration, particularly in the trade logistics area, highlighting the agenda the IDB is focusing on in these areas. This presentation was prepared for the Latin America/Caribbean and Asia/Pacific Economics and Business Association (LAEBA)'s 5th Annual Meeting which was held in Singapore, on July 15th, 2009.