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IDB and WCO co-organize Regional Workshops on Harmonized System 2017

Under the sponsorship of the IDB through the Japanese Special fund, two Regional Workshops were held on the Harmonized System 2017 amendments for the Administrations of the North, South, Central American and the Caribbean Region in Santo Domingo from 6 to 10 June.

Jun 16, 2016.

Customs of the Pacific Alliance countries

Customs administrations of the four countries members of the Pacific Alliance - Chile, Colombia, Peru and Mexico - signed an action plan to negotiate a multilateral agreement for the recognition of their Authorize Economic Operator Programs (AEO).

May 19, 2016.

ABD - Activities at the IDB-IIC Annual Meeting in Bahamas

Business leaders gathered to continue advancing a public-private agenda for the development of the region.

Apr 27, 2016.

XIX Regional Conference of Directors General of Customs

In order to strengthen the work with the private sector the meeting gathered representatives of trade associations and organizations of exporters, importers, customs brokers and express industry, among others.

Apr 27, 2016.

Ministers gathered in Nassau to prepare next RFM Meeting

High-level representatives of the Ministers of Finance of the Americas and the Caribbean gathered in Nassau on April 9 at the technical level to prepare the 2016 Annual Meeting of Regional Finance Ministers – also known as RFM Meetings – under the chairmanship of Mr. Santiago Peña, Minister of Finance of Paraguay.

Apr 27, 2016.

RPG 2016 Call Proposals closes record participation

The 2016 Call for proposals of the IDB Regional Public Goods Initiative closed on April 7, receiving a record number of 117 proposals from groups of countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Countries presented proposals to collectively address challenges or seize new opportunities for development, requesting US$104 million in financing.

Apr 18, 2016.

Public-Private Dialogue on Trade Facilitation

Ministers, trade vice ministers, customs directors and members of the Americas Business Dialogue Working Group on Trade Facilitation agreed on a road map.

Mar 31, 2016.

Upcoming Activities of the Americas Business Dialogue

The Americas Business Dialogue (ABD) will hold a series of activities to continue advancing its public-private agenda with the objective of improving infrastructure and strengthening trade, facilitating financial resources for economic growth, stimulating innovation and the development of human capital and maximizing the potential of the region’s energy resources.

Mar 30, 2016.

The potential of the Pacific Alliance highlighted in Tokyo

The event, held in the headquarters of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in Tokyo, highlighted the common goals among the countries of the Pacific Alliance such as economic cooperation; liberalization of trade in goods and services; the generation of employment and new business opportunities; improving their production standards; and the creation of MILA as Latin America's largest stock market, among others.

Feb 1, 2016.

Pacific Alliance Members meet in Lima

Representatives of the Public and Private Sector of the four member countries of the Pacific Alliance met in Lima, Peru on January 14 in order to discuss progress and proposals on financial integration established in the Declaration of Paracas from July 2015.

Jan 29, 2016.

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