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Trade Logistic and Regional Integration in Latin America & the Caribbean

  • Pablo Guerrero
  • Krista Lucenti
  • Sebastián Galarza S.

During the past few decades, the landscape of the world economy has changed. New trade patterns reflect the globalization of the supply chain and intra-industry trade, and increasing flows between neighboring countries and trading blocs with similar factor endowments. Similarly, the approach to production, trade, and transportation has evolved incorporating freight logistics as an important value-added service in the global production. This integrated approach have become essential, and as such, both the trade agenda and freight logistics are beginning to converge providing an unparalleled opportunity for countries to deepen their integration with neighboring countries and their national performance for transport related services. Consequently, developing countries are finding themselves hard-pressed to adjust their policy agendas to take into account costs not covered in past rounds of trade negotiations.

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Paper provided by Inter-American Development Bank in its series IDB Publications (Working Papers) with number 9331.

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