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Bilateral deal-making involving governments of Latin America, the US and Canada.

last update: May 2012


Peru’s trade agreement with Honduras takes effect in 2017
The negotiations broke off in June 2011 and the two countries signer the agreement in Lima in May 2015.
Argentina is back in the BIT negotiation arena
The recent signature of the Argentina-Qatar Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) and the imminent signature of an Argentina-Japan BIT represent a shift in Argentina’s BIT policy.
Canadian, U.S. businesses passive toward trade deals
Research reveals businesses across the continent have a strong indifference toward free trade agreements.
What will the Trump presidency mean for Latin America?
There has been no overarching ‘Latin America’ policy under the outgoing administration. This overall situation will largely remain the same under the Trump administration.
U.S. & Argentina work to strengthen trade ties
Macri indicated his country could eventually sign a free trade agreement with the U.S., and Obama said the two nations could more immediately address trade issues through a Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA).
Interview: Regional integration more urgent for LatAm to face rise of "mega-blocs"
Emerging giant trade blocs around the world make it "more urgent" than ever for Latin American countries to achieve regional integration and compete, a United Nations officer has told Xinhua in a recent interview.
Uruguay to sign free trade agreement with Chile
President Tabare Vazquez said that Uruguay planned to sign a free trade agreement with Chile, expanding south-to-south cooperation and regional integration.
Argentina and Mexico pledge to reach “absolute integration and free trade”
Argentina and Mexico agree on the need to reach absolute integration and free trade, as part of the closer bilateral relations confirmed with the visit to Buenos Aires of Mexican head of state Enrique Peña Nieto.
Peru ratifies FTA with Honduras
Peru ratified its free trade agreement (FTA) with Honduras on July 24, 2016, according to a statement from Peru’s Ministry of Trade and Tourism (MINCETUR).
Costa Rica to capitalize on free trade agreement with Colombia?
The Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Costa Rica and Colombia will become effective this August 1.

    Links


  • Americans For Free Trade
    A broad coalition of American businesses, trade organizations, and workers united against tariffs.
  • Americas Policy Program
    The Americas Program of the Center for International Policy is a leading source of information for activists, academics and citizens concerned about US foreign policy toward Latin America and movements for social justice within the hemisphere.
  • Biodiversidad en América Latina
  • Bloque Verde
    No hay ambiente para el TLC en Costa Rica
  • Citizens Trade Campaign - Bilateral Agreements
    The Citizens Trade Campaign is a US coalition of environmental, labor, consumer, family farm, religious, and other civil society groups founded in 1992 during the fight over the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
  • Consejo de Investigaciones e Información en Desarrollo -CIID -
    Institución que impulsa el desarrollo de Guatemala y Centroamérica, a través de la investigación y la promoción de programas de desarrollo
  • Costa Rica Solidaria - NO al TLC
    Esta semana lo más relevante de nuestra lucha
  • Ecuador contra el TLC - Movilizaciones de Marzo 2006
    Photos
  • GMA
    The Grocery Manufacturers of America is a major lobby group on US FTAs
  • LATN
    The Latin American Trade Network is an independent and interdisciplinary research network
  • Movimiento Cultura frente al TLC
    El Movimiento Cultura frente al TLC es un colectivo de artistas que viaja por las comunidades llevando música, teatro, poesía, danza, pintura y talleres, informando a l@s costarricenses sobre las graves consecuencias que tendría para nuestro país la aplicación del Tratado de "Libre" "Comercio" (TLC)
  • NFTC
    The National Foreign Trade Council is a US business organisation lobbying the US government on its foreign trade policy
  • Trrade for People and Planet
    We want trade deals to be democratic, to benefit working people and the environment. We need to revolutionize the trade model and create a new global economy based on collaboration and ecological well-being.
  • US State Department Office of Bilateral Trade Affairs
    The Office of Bilateral Trade Affairs ensures that the overall foreign policy goals of the U.S. Government are factored into the development of U.S. bilateral trade policy.
  • US-Japan Business Council
    USJBC has been pushing for a US-Japan FTA
  • USTR
  • USTR National Trade Estimate Report
    Annual assessment of obstacles to US trade interests in foreign countries