We help the region’s companies become export-ready by offering training, trade financing and business networking opportunities.
We conduct actionable research that advances the region’s competitiveness and participation in international supply chains.
We promote and support trade and investment agreements, both regionally and internationally.
We provide training and capacity building for government officials on trade facilitation to improve efficiency and lower costs.
We help the region's governments work together to better manage their shared borders and customs procedures.
We understand integration and trade as essential pillars for the development of Latin America and the Caribbean. We seek an increasingly integrated and economically active region, capable of achieving economic and social development that is sustainable and inclusive. Through technical and financial support, we strengthen both the regulatory framework or "software", and the infrastructure or "hardware" of integration throughout the region.
CURRENT FOCUS AREAS
We implement projects that promote regional cooperation; from the creation of border infrastructure to the management of regional public goods and the negotiation of treaties. We create knowledge from research and business statistics. We analyze and recommend public policies on export promotion, investment attraction, and trade opening and facilitation. We also develop skills in the public sector, support the private sector by accompanying SMEs that wish to export and join global value chains, and we facilitate networks and events that seek exchange between entrepreneurs and public officials.
Projects by Country