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FDI In Latin America And Caribbean Hits Record High

Mike Godfrey,, New York

Monday, June 24, 2013

In 2012, Latin America and the Caribbean received a record USD173.4bn of foreign direct investment (6.7 percent more than in 2011), despite an external context characterized by shrinking FDI flows worldwide, according to the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean. Read Full Story


20-Year Banana Tariff Dispute Finally Concluded

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Friday, November 16, 2012

The European Union and 10 Latin American nations have signed an agreement settling the longest-running series of trade disputes in the history of the multilateral trading system, even predating the World Trade Organization. Read Full Story


Results Of Annual US Review Of Telecommunications Trade Agreements

by Leroy Baker,, New York

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk has announced the results of the 2012 annual review of the operation and effectiveness of telecommunications trade agreements under Section 1377 of the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988. Read Full Story


Peru, Mexico FTA Comes Into Force

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Friday, February 3, 2012

An updated free trade pact between Peru and Mexico, which will increase the number of tariff items with preferences attached to 12,000, entered into force on February 1, 2012. Read Full Story


Central American Free Trade Pact Sealed

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Monday, December 12, 2011

Mexico and five Central American nations, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Honduras, and Guatemala have agreed to the signing of a new consolidated Free Trade Agreement, to unify existing bilateral arrangements under one pact. Read Full Story


Mexico Renegotiates Central American FTAs

by Leroy Baker,, New York

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Mexico has taken a further step forward in its aim of renegotiating its Central American trade treaties, with the conclusion of a fifth round of talks. Read Full Story


CAFTA-DR Free Trade Commission To Assist SMEs

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Monday, February 28, 2011

Trade ministers representing Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua recently met with Miriam E. Sapiro, Deputy Trade Representative for the United States at the first meeting in San Salvador of the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Commission. Read Full Story


WTO Reviews Transparency Mechanism For RTAs

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The World Trade Organization's Negotiating Group on Rules, on February 4, 2011, commenced its review of the WTO Transparency Mechanism for Regional Trade Agreements by considering two proposals: one from the United States for the consideration of all RTAs under a single WTO Committee; and one from Ecuador for procedural adjustments to the mechanism. Read Full Story


Mexico And Central America Work Towards Free Trade

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Mexico and Central American countries have started a second round of negotiations to seek to integrate the various free trade agreements signed between them and Mexico. Read Full Story


South Korea Looks For FTAs In Central America

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

South Korea’s President, Lee Myung-bak, has held recent meetings with the leaders of Panama and the other countries in the Central American Integration System, Colombia and Mexico, and has attempted, with each, to progress discussions on bilateral free trade agreements. Read Full Story



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