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IDB to present new study on Latin America’s participation in global value chains

“Synchronized Factories: Latin America and the Caribbean in the Era of Global Value Chains,” recommends policies to help countries boost exports through participation in global production networks

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars are holding a policy luncheon on October 27 from 12:00 p.m. to 2 p.m. to present “Synchronized Factories: Latin America and the Caribbean in the Era of Global Value Chains,” the most recent edition of the Bank’s flagship publications focused on reducing trade costs in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The event, which is open to the public, will take place at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. Prior registration is required. The seminar will be webcast in English.

WHAT: Presentation of the IDB’s Integration and Trade flagship report, “Synchronized Factories: Latin America and the Caribbean in the Era of Global Value Chains”

WHEN: Monday, October 27 –12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, 5th floor, Washington, D.C.

WHO:

  • Antoni Estevadeordal, IDB Integration and Trade Sector Manager
  • Juan Blyde, IDB Lead Integration and Trade Economist and Coordinator of the study
  • Francisco Sánchez, Chairman, CNS Global Consulting Group; former Under Secretary for International Trade, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Barbara Kotschwar, Peterson Institute for International Economics Research Fellow / Former Chief of the Foreign Trade Information System at the Organization of American States