The meeting took place given Argentina's commitment, as chair of Mercosur, to boost regional dialogue with Canada, as it was agreed with Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau when he visited Argentina last November.
Chile and China have taken new steps to strengthen the Free-Trade Agreement (FTA) that both nations have carried out for 10 years, in a strategy that might be consolidated at a high-level meeting in May.
Under the changes, proposed after President Donald Trump called the pact a “disaster” during the election campaign, Washington would keep some of NAFTA’s most controversial provisions
If Trump follows through with his protectionist agenda, trade with Latin America will be one of the first to suffer. However, it could also lead to an unexpected Latin American integration.
While free trade has long been an article of faith in Mexico, uncertainty over the fate of the North American Free Trade Agreement is hitting the country hard.
Mexican agricultural producers need to emerge from their “comfort zone” and begin looking for alternatives to the US as an export market
The meeting will be the first high-level summit between the 12 countries since the U.S. withdrawal from the agreement
In face of the United States withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), Chile's initiative reflects Latin American countries' desire to expand the free-trade zone in the Asia-Pacific region.
With the U.S. signaling a turn toward protectionism, nations that have benefited from global commerce, from Australia to Japan to Peru, are trying to pick up the free-trade mantle
The foreign ministers of Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Brazil met yesterday (9 March) in Buenos Aires to discuss the crucial aspects of the upcoming negotiations.
Arrival of first seafreighted blueberry consignment in China last week heralds new chapter for Peruvian shippers
Chile was the largest exporter of fresh fruit to China in 2016, with total exports amounting to $1.2 billion (around 1.1 billion euros)
Trump threatened during the campaign to walk away from NAFTA, saying it was a destroyer of American jobs and benefited Mexico
President Trump’s proposed border tax on imported vehicles could throw a wrench in the profit machine, particularly for G.M. and Fiat Chrysler, which build a large percentage of their pickups in Mexico
“I seriously doubt that President Trump would cast aside the relationship with Mexico,” Frederic Garcia
“The Uruguayan government must deal with an international situation full of uncertainties, and we don’t know whether this situation will lead to a trade war. Hopefully not, but it’s a latent danger,” Mujica
“The executive branch is going to take this to the end, and if China wants an agreement we’ll reach an agreement and it will be up to the legislature to either approve or reject it,” Foreign Minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa
Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski on Tuesday proposed the creation of a trade bloc between member economies of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum and other nations.
Mercosur and EU feel “2017 is a window of opportunity”, but can't find the path despite Brexit and Trump
The free-trade agreement between Peru and Honduras will took effect on Jan. 1, 2017. Peru exported $41 million of products to Honduras in 2015, up 4.7% from 2014.
India’s Commerce Secretary Rita Teaotia released a statement in which she encourages developing preferential trade agreements with LatAm.
President Obama will be in Lima for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, he will have to vouch for further involvement in Asia despite admitting the TPP is practically dead.