Lopez, D. and Munoz, F. (2020), “China`s trade policy towards Latin America: an analysis of free trade agreements policy,” Asian Education and Development Studies, Vol. Ahead of Print No. Before pressure. doi.org/10.1108/AEDS-08-2019-0133 Starting with the government of Theodore Roosevelt, the United States has become a major player in international trade, especially with its caribbean and Latin American neighbors. Today, the United States has become a leader in the free trade movement and supports groups such as the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (later the World Trade Organization). [Citation required] The rise of populism, President Donald Trump`s “Make America Great Again” mercantilism, the intensification of the US-China trade war and the fear of a global recession point to a new protectionist era. Nevertheless, new trade agreements are still being signed, perhaps the most important in Latin America, where at least some politicians remain enthusiastic about free trade.
The region reflects the current emphasis and traction on the conditions of globalization and how the ideas that originally shook them up. The United States is a party to many free trade agreements (SAAs) around the world. The United States has begun negotiating bilateral and multilateral free trade agreements with the following countries and blocs: Read an overview of everything in our service. Request a free institutional trial for your entire company. China`s rise in the international trading system shifted its center of gravity, as it became one of the main players in international economic relations. By stooping to preferential agreements, China is building a network of strategic partnerships around the world, including in Latin America. The purpose of this paper is to answer the following questions: Do free trade agreements (SAAs) between China and Latin American countries contribute to increasing trade flows and improving product diversification? Here is a list of free trade agreements involving the United States. In parentheses, the abbreviation, if any, accession, unless otherwise specified in advance, and the date of entry into force. The study shows that free trade agreements have a positive impact both on bilateral trade flows and on the number of products traded. Nevertheless, this influence is positive, but decreases over time.
The authors confirm that these agreements have allowed for a substantial expansion of trade between Latin American economies and China and have become relevant to policymakers with regard to bi-regional relations. More than 300 free trade agreements are currently in force around the world. They are available in different shapes and sizes, but the common thread are discounted rates. About 35 free trade agreements – a tenth in total – have been signed by the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. . . .