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Highlights News on Trade and Integration

The Pacific Alliance promotes Entrepreneurship and Innovation

80 export businesses, 35 buyers from the Pacific Alliance member countries and buyers from observer countries such as the United States and Israel, participated at the event along with 14 Venture Capital Funds and Investors. Also present were startups, funds, international organizations, banking sector, universities, chambers and business associations.

Oct 29, 2015.

AEO, the Pacific Alliance and Central America

Latest news of the Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) Program, the Pacific Alliance, and Central America

Oct 29, 2015.

Pacific Alliance moves towards Financial Integration

Seeking to move towards achieving financial integration within the Pacific Alliance, Public and Private Sector representatives of the four member countries met in Lima, Peru on October 5 and 6 to participate in the Summit “ Pacific Alliance: Financial Integration.”

Oct 29, 2015.

Peru to improve and expand its single windows

The Inter-American Development Bank approved a loan to Peru totaling $20 million to launch a new integrated international trade single window (VUCE in Spanish) that simplifies import-export procedures.

Oct 29, 2015.

Pacific Alliance in Punta Arenas

The Technical Working Groups held the 22nd Round of Meetings of the Pacific Alliance, during which they had the opportunity to discuss the progress achieved and draft progress reports in priority areas for the bloc such as innovation and entrepreneurship, SMEs, trade facilitation, foreign trade single windows, technical-productive education and mobility of persons.

Oct 29, 2015.

Regional Workshop on Trade Facilitation

In order to share best practices for the implementation of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement on Trade Facilitation (TFA), a Regional Workshop was held in Bogota from October 20th to 22nd. The Workshop was attended by representatives of 27 Customs administrations, Ministries of Commerce and other border agencies of Latin America and Caribbean, as well as representatives from the WTO, the IDB and numerous representatives of the private sector.

Oct 27, 2015.

Trade Links with the New Latin America

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), through its Integration and Trade Sector (INT), in partnership with the Financial Times and The Banker, launched and hosted the second event of the Trade Links with the New Latin America series, held on September 3rd in Miami.

Sep 24, 2015.

Pacific Alliance promotes investment opportunities

The Pacific Alliance member countries – Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru, will hold, for the first time, a series of international conferences in New York, London and Singapore, epicenters of the financial markets.

Sep 23, 2015.

New Capacity Building collaborative space

Capacity Building Program on Integration and Trade - which since 2012 has trained more than 3,000 specialists from Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) - the IDB has developed an ecosystem of Communities of Practice.

Aug 25, 2015.

Reducing Trade Costs at WTO’s Fifth Aid for Trade Global Review

The IDB underscored efforts to reduce trade costs in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) in the framework of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Fifth Global Review on Aid for Trade (AfT) meetings focusing on reducing trade costs for inclusive, sustainable growth.

Jul 29, 2015.



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