Integration & Trade Journal: Volume 16 : No. 34 : January-June, 2012
Muniz Costa, Sérgio Paulo; Brandi, Juan Pedro; Meza Monge, Nilo; Berrettoni, Daniel; Lucángeli, Jorge; Giordano, Paolo; Infante, Irasema; Carciofi, Ricardo; Gómez Minujín, Gala
This issue of the Journal is devoted to physical integration in Latin America. The Editorial Committee set about designing the contents, with a call for papers, which suggested topics and questions that focused on the subject while covering a broad spectrum. Regional physical integration is supported by a wide range of instruments; such as infrastructure works to reduce transportation costs and enhance connectivity, and financial structuring of technically, highly complex large scale capital investments. But no less relevant are government cooperation mechanisms that provide the necessary coordination for trade facilitation policies and measures, or the local impacts associated with enterprises, especially those located in border areas.