Regional Integration in the Americas: State of Play, Lessons, and Ways Forward

April 1, 2011

Examination of the extent of liberalization in regional trade agreements (RTAs) in the Americas in comparison with other regions of the world, to discuss the potential future of integration in the region. The Americas have been a key driver of RTAs since the 1990s. This study considers the effect of these agreements on trade liberalization, and the lessons that this offers for other parts of the world, notably Asia.

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Topics: TARIFF LIBERALIZATION REGIONAL TRADE AGREEMENTS (RTAS)

Regions: LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN (LAC)

Authors: ANTONI ESTEVADEORDAL MATTHEW SHEARER KATI SUOMINEN

Publishing Institution: ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK

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