Latin America

3 ways the new Trade Facilitation Agreement will transform Latin America

An unladen container ship is pictured among containers during a strike by port workers against the government in Valparaiso port, about 121 km (75 miles) northwest of Santiago, April 5, 2013.

Image: REUTERS/Eliseo Fernandez

Jose Acosta
President, Public Affairs UPS Americas Region, UPS
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Latin America out-performs the global average in domestic and foreign market access, but a Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation analysis finds that border inefficiencies greatly hinder the region’s ability to capitalize on global commerce. Image: Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation
Image: World Trade Organization
Existing trade barriers in Latin America like cumbersome border requirements and delays are the equivalent of steep tariffs, greatly increasing the cost of doing global business with the region. Image: World Trade Organization
Image: Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation
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