How did ongoing global trade tensions change the agenda at the 2018 APEC Summit?
Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono visited Latin America Aug. 11-19, with stops in Ecuador, Peru, Colombia and Mexico. Kono’s priorities during the trip were strengthening economic cooperation and trade ties with the region, particularly the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and seeking support on diplomatic issues, including those related to North Korea, NHK reported. What did he accomplish during his tour? Where are Japan-Latin America relations headed? Does Japan have a clear and coherent strategy in Latin America? Which sectors and countries in the region are of greatest importance for Japan, and what is driving that interest?
Panama and China began negotiations for a free trade agreement on July 9. What benefits would a deal bring?
Carla Hills, the lead US architect of the original NAFTA trade agreement, gave an interview with NPR regarding the new negotiations.
A review of three plausible scenarios for a new NAFTA.
Las exportaciones a China de América Latina pasaron de 6 mil millones a 140 mil millones de dólares, 23 veces entre esos años, cifras raramente vistas en el comercio internacional. Los efectos han sido sustanciales.
For decades, Japan has been an important trading partner, lender, investor, and provider of official development assistance in Latin America and the Caribbean.
ISDS remains one of the most controversial and least understood provisions in the TPP.
What areas and economic sectors present the biggest opportunities for India and countries in the Western Hemisphere?
Will the TPP and RCEP be promoting of greater integration or of disintegration in the Asia-Pacific region?
How will increasing Asian investment in Latin America influence economics and politics in the region?
Despite the many reasons for divergent approaches to Latin America, the US and EU relationships with Latin America turn out to be strikingly similar, and they are continuing to converge.
Is the TPP on track to complete a framework in 2012, as planned?
What do the election results mean for hemispheric policy and foreign relations?
2009 has not been a good year for U.S.-Latin America relations. Despite their warm welcome at the April Summit, Latin America’s governments made life more difficult than anticipated for President Obama.