Mexico’s International Trade Agenda for 2017

International events such as “Brexit,” the United States’ potential withdrawal from the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) or the possibility of renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) are all extremely relevant for Mexico’s economy – which has the fourth-largest gross domestic product (GDP) in the Americas and the 15th-largest GDP in the world.Continue reading “Mexico’s International Trade Agenda for 2017”

Non-Tariff Barriers Can Connect Trade to Sustainable Development

In the landscape of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, trade is a means of implementation towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Addis Ababa Action Agenda (AAAA) on financing for development further specifies the role of trade as “an engine for inclusive growth and poverty reduction, and contributes to the promotion of sustainable development.”Continue reading “Non-Tariff Barriers Can Connect Trade to Sustainable Development”

IDB Approved Billions for Caribbean Projects in 2016

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) says it had provided US$11.7 billion for various projects in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2016. The Washington-based financial institution said funds were also provided by its subsidiary Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC). “Between the IDB and the IIC, disbursements exceeded US$9.6 billion during the year, confirming the IDB Group’sContinue reading “IDB Approved Billions for Caribbean Projects in 2016”