Sep 2012
Author(s): Rodríguez-Montemayor, Eduardo
In today's globalized world, goods and capital are flowing as never before. The movement of people across borders has also enlarged significantly. About 215 million people live away from their…
Apr 2012
Author(s): Tres, Joaquim
El IV Foro de Eficacia de la Ayuda de Busan representó una pluralidad de enfoques y donantes sin precedentes en la arquitectura internacional de la cooperación para lograr los objetivos compartidos…
Dec 2011
Author(s): Gari, Gabriel
This paper discusses the suitability of using free zones as a mechanism for the promotion of the offshore industry in MERCOSUR countries, both from a legal and a broader policy perspective. From a…
Sep 2011
Author(s): Zuñiga, Juan Luis; Staples, Brian Rankin
Este estudio abordará los desafíos y dificultades asociadas con la implementación y administración de las disposiciones sobre acceso a mercados, con especial énfasis en aquellas relacionadas con…
Sep 2011
Author(s): Luff, David
Trade agreements imply preferential trade treatment among the parties. As such, they must in principle meet the conditions of Articles XXIV of GATT and V of GATS. This means that an agreement must…
Sep 2011
Author(s): Robert, Maryse
This paper draws on the experience of Mexico in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and on the experiences of four Latin American countries in the implementation of their services and…
Jan 2011
Author(s): Samet, Andrew
This document is divided into two components. First, it provides a comparison of the obligations contained under these four agreements and presents the evolution in the language and commitments in…
May 2010
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB); World Bank (WB); Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC); Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL)
This policy brief is intended to serve as the basis for the discussion of the Ministers of Finance on action needed to promote physical infrastructure and reduce intra-regional trade costs, in the…
May 2010
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID); Banco Mundial (BM); Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC); Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL)
La finalidad de la presente nota de discusión de políticas es sentar las bases para el diálogo entre los Ministros de Hacienda sobre las medidas necesarias para promover la infraestructura física…
Apr 2010
Author(s): Alonso García, Luis
El 12 de abril de 2006 fue suscrito el Acuerdo de Promoción Comercial entre el Perú y los Estados Unidos, luego de un largo y complejo proceso de negociación. La entrada en vigencia de dicho Acuerdo…
Dec 2009
Author(s): González, Anabel
El Tratado de Libre Comercio entre República Dominicana, Centroamérica y Estados Unidos (en adelante, CAFTA-RD) entró en vigencia para Costa Rica el 1 de enero del 2009, catorce meses después de su…
Dec 2009
Author(s): Gereffi, Gary; Castillo, Mario; Fernandez-Stark, Karina
Historically, services were considered non-tradable and offshoring was confined to the manufacturing sector. However, the evolution and diffusion of information and communication technologies has…
Dec 2009
Author(s): Hornbeck, J. F.
Free Trade Agreements: U.S. Promotion and Oversight of Latin American Implementation
Dec 2009
Author(s): Hart, Michael M.
Between 1986 and 1995, the government of Canada negotiated and implemented three major international trade agreements: the 1989 Canada-US Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA), the 1994 North American Free…
Jul 2009
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB); World Bank (WB)
Second Meeting of the Finance Ministers of the Americas and the Caribbean
Jul 2009
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID); Banco Mundial (BM)
Segunda Reunión de Ministros de Hacienda de América y El Caribe