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The last decade has seen a significant increase in the exports of several Latin American and Caribbean countries to destinations within and beyond the region. The increase in trade links has not, however, been accompanied by a proportional increase in reciprocal investments among the trading partners. This precludes making the most of clear advantages, including the possibility of diversifying and upgrading trade links by overcoming trade barriers imposed by distance and cultural differences, and by the greater availability of capital and knowledge flowing to recipient countries. In these countries, there is the additional creation of new jobs and the mitigation of the social costs generated by mismatches in labor markets that are the result of trade and integration among sometimes widely differing trading partners. It is also worth remembering that the increase in trade ties and the behavior of investors show important differences among Latin American and Caribbean subregions alike, and also in relation to the rest of the world. From the region’s point of view, these differences are reflected in various different patterns of specialization and modalities of international integration, each of which opens up real and, above all, potential spaces for cooperation and mutual learning. The most dynamic in the last decade has been the export of resource-intensive goods, with low -albeit variable- degrees of processing ...

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  • Instituto para la Integración de América Latina y el Caribe, INTAL, 2012. "The Complete Issue," Revista Integración y Comercio (Integration and Trade Journal), Inter-American Development Bank, INTAL, vol. 35(16), pages 1-149.
  • Handle: RePEc:idb:intala:jou:integandcom:v:35:y:2012:i:16:p:1-149
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    Keywords

    ACUERDOS DE LIBRE COMERCIO; ARCO DEL PACIFICO; AZUCAR; BARRERAS COMERCIALES; CAMBIO CLIMATICO; CARNES; COBRE; COMERCIO AGRICOLA; COMERCIO INTERNACIONAL; COMERCIO INTERREGIONAL; COMMODITIES; COMPETITIVIDAD; COORDINACION DE POLITICAS MACROECONOMICAS; CRECIMIENTO ECONOMICO; CRISIS; DESARROLLO ECONOMICO; DESARROLLO INDUSTRIAL; DESARROLLO SOSTENIBLE; DISTRIBUCION DEL INGRESO; EMPRESAS TRANSNACIONALES; EQUIDAD; ESTADISTICAS; EURO; EXPORTACIONES; IMPORTACIONES; INDUSTRIA MINERA; INFLACION; INFRAESTRUCTURA; INICIATIVA PARA LA INTEGRACION DE LA INFRAESTRUCTURA REGIONAL SURAMERICANA; INNOVACIONES TECNOLOGICAS; INTEGRACION ENERGETICA; INTEGRACION FISICA; INVERSION EXTRANJERA DIRECTA; MEDIO AMBIENTE; MERCADO COMUN DEL SUR; MERCADO DE PRODUCTOS MANUFACTURADOS; OLEAGINOSAS; ORGANIZACION MUNDIAL DEL COMERCIO; POLITICA AGROPECUARIA; POLITICA COMERCIAL INTERNACIONAL; POLITICA DE DESARROLLO; POLITICA MACROECONOMICA; PRECIOS; PRODUCTIVIDAD; PRODUCTO BRUTO INTERNO; PRODUCTOS AGROPECUARIOS; PROYECTOS DE INFRAESTRUCTURA; RECURSOS ENERGETICOS; RECURSOS MINERALES; RECURSOS NATURALES; SECTOR AGROPECUARIO; SECTOR INDUSTRIAL; SEGURIDAD ALIMENTARIA; SERVICIOS POSTALES; SUBSIDIOS; UNION DE NACIONES SURAMERICANAS; VOLATILIDAD; TLC; IIRSA; IED; MERCOSUR; OMC; PBI; UNASUR;

    JEL classification:

    • F1 - International Economics - - Trade
    • F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration
    • F18 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade and Environment
    • F21 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Investment; Long-Term Capital Movements
    • H54 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Infrastructures
    • N5 - Economic History - - Agriculture, Natural Resources, Environment and Extractive Industries
    • O25 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy - - - Industrial Policy
    • P22 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Systems and Transition Economies - - - Prices
    • Q01 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - General - - - Sustainable Development
    • Q17 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agriculture in International Trade
    • Q18 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Policy; Food Policy
    • Q55 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environmental Economics: Technological Innovation

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