"Seminario Internacional: 20 años de Costa Rica en el Sistema Multilateral de Comercio y Retos actuales del comercio mundial"

El Director de la División, Osvaldo Rosales, fue invitado por el gobierno de Costa Rica a participar en el Seminario Internacional: 20 años de Costa Rica en el Sistema Multilateral de Comercio y Retos actuales del comercio mundial, realizado en San José, el 18 de marzo de 2010. Se adjunta el programa del seminario, el discurso del Presidente Arias y la presentación realizada por el Director. Las fotos muestran la participación del Presidente Arias en la apertura y de Pascal Lamy, Director General de la OMC. Ver programa... Ver presentación... Ver discuso Sr. Oscar Arias... Ver fotografías...

Latin American Integration in the world economy in the aftermath of the crisis. Challenges on Trade and Environment

El Director de la División, Osvaldo Rosales, en representación de la S. Ejecutiva de CEPAL, fue el expositor invitado al Latin American Day, realizado en el Parlamento sueco, en Estocolmo, el 7 de abril de 2010. El seminario fue inaugurado por el Secretario de Estado del Ministerio de Comercio Gunnar Wieslander. El Director expuso el tema Latin American Integration in the world economy in the aftermath of the crisis. Challenges on Trade and Environment. Se adjunta el programa del evento y la presentación del Director

Conferencia: "China in the Americas"

Invitado por el Council of the Americas, el Director de la División participó en un panel sobre el tema China in the Americas, el que se realizó en la sede del Center for Strategic and International Studies, en Washington, el pasado 21 de mayo de 2010. En el panel participaron además el Ambassador Richard Bernal, Alternate Executive Director, IDB and former Director General of the Office of Trade Negotiations, CARICOM; Johanna Mendelson Forman, Senior Associate, Americas Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies y Eric Farsworth, Vice Presidente del Council of the America. Ver presentación... Ver fotografías...

Seminario internacional: "Las Relaciones entre América Latina y la Unión Europea: Una evaluación de la Cumbre de Madrid"

Invitado por la SEGIB, el Director de la División participó en este seminario internacional después de la Cumbre de Madrid, que se llevó a cabo el 23 de junio de 2010 en dependencias del CARI en Buenos Aires. El evento fue organizado por SEGIB y el CARI (Centro Argentino para las Relaciones Internacionales). Ver programa del evento...Ver la presentación del Director en español...Ver presentación en inglés...

Strengthening the Ties: What Should be the EU's Latin American Priorities

En representación de la S.E., el Director de la División, Osvaldo Rosales, participó en este panel en el seminario "After the spanish EU Presidency: Towards a new Latin America-EU Partnership?" co-organizado por Friends of Europe, Telefónica y el Real Instituto Elcano. El evento se desarrolló en Bruselas, en Concert Noble, el 29 de junio de 2010. Participaron, entre otros, Karel de Gucht, Comisario de Comercio de la UE; Henrique de Campos Mireilles, Presidente del Banco Central de Brasil; Sabine Muller, Directora de la División de América Latina de la GTZ; Augusto de la Torre, Economista Jefe del Banco Mundial para América Latina y el Caribe. Se adjunta el programa del evento, la presentación del Director y algunas fotografías

Taller de trabajo "Espacios de convergencia y de cooperación regional en América Latina"

El 8 de julio de 2010 se llevó a cabo en la sede de la CEPAL en Santiago de Chile este taller de trabajo, el cual fue organizado por la División de Comercio Internacional e Integración. Su principal objetivo fue dialogar con los distintos esquemas subregionales de integración sobre las propuestas contenidas en la publicación de igual nombre que la CEPAL presentó a los Jefes de Estado y de Gobierno de la región en la Primera Cumbre de la Unidad de América Latina y el Caribe, efectuada en Riviera Maya, México, en febrero de 2010. Ir a la página Web del taller...

Seminario "Aprovechamiento de las Relaciones Comerciales con China"

Invitado por la Ministra de Comercio Exterior de Costa Rica, Anabel González, el Director de la División participó en seminario, realizado en San José, Costa Rica, el 11 de agosto de 2010. El evento contó con la presencia de la Ministra, del Vice-Ministro Fernando Ocampo, del ex-Ministro de C. Exterior y actual Embajador de C. Rica en China, Marco Vinicio Ruiz, del Embajador de China en C. Rica, Sr. Li Chanhua, del Jefe del Departamento Asia y Oceanía de la Direcon, Chile, Mario Ignacio Artaza y de varios dirigentes empresariales y de parlamentarios costarricenses. Ver fotografías...Ver programa...

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"The crisis impact over regional trade and prospects of integration processes". The ECLAC International Trade and Integration Division organized an international seminar in Havana, in order to examine the impacts of the crisis over the Latin American integration outlines, so as to find out about the main initiatives each of them have implemented. Prominent guests attended this conference, such as the Andean Community, Mercosur and the Central American Economic System Secretariats, as well as ALBA representatives. The seminar took place at the World Economy Research Center premises, on September 22 and 23, 2009 .
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12th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis "Trade integration and sustainable development: looking for an inclusive world" to be held on 10 and 12 June 2009, at ECLAC headquarters in Santiago. The goal of the annual conference on economic analysis is to promote the exchange of ideas among economists conducting quantitative analysis of global economic issues. Particular emphasis will be placed on applied general equilibrium methods, data and application. Related theoretical and applied work is also welcome. .
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The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) in jointly with the Canadian Agency for International Development (ACDI / CIDA), held the meeting of Experts on "Indicator for assessing the impacto of international trade" on days San José de Costa Rica el 25 de mayo de 2009.
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The UNCTAD secretariat is pleased to announce that the next regional course on key issues of international economic agenda for Latin America and the Caribbean will be held from August 24 to September 11, 2009 in Medellin (Colombia). Be held at the University of Medellín EAFIT, supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Colombia.
The course will focus on the linkages between trade, investment, finance and development, particularly in the context of international trade negotiations. Its objectives are:

  • Deepen understanding of how these areas are interrelated and their links with the strategies of developing countries;
  • Provide participants with knowledge and skills to formulate and implement trade policies and development and to participate in trade negotiations for the needs and interests of their countries.
The course will be based on the analytical work of UNCTAD and its experience in technical cooperation activities, with input from the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and regional and national experts.
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The Director of the Division Mr. Osvaldo Rosales, presented"Strengthening economic ties among Latin America and China" in 7th Conference on Global Governance, "China, EU and Latin America: Current Issues and Future Cooperation", organized by Friedrich Ebert Stiftung and Shanghai Institutes for International Studies in Shanghai, China on April 27, 2009. Also attended the Council of Ministers of the EU, German Institute for International and Security Affairs, China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations, Secretariat of Mercosur, Institute of International Studies (Latin America Section), Fudan University, General Director of External Relations of the EU (Unit Mercosur-Chile), Instituto Tecnologico de Mexico, Universidad Complutense. View presentation

On March 31, 2009, the Director of the Division Mr. Osvaldo Rosales, participated in the Roundtable: "Crisis and International Trade" with Alejandro Jara, Deputy Director General of WTO, Félix Peña, Director of the Institute of International Trade Bank Boston Foundation and Hernando Jose Gomez, Director of the Privy Council on Competitiveness of Colombia. This event held in the context of the close of the Regional Course of the WTO, organized by the Sergio Arboleda University in Bogotá, Colombia.

Recent Activities

"The crisis impact over regional trade and prospects of integration processes"

This conference was held from 22 to 23 September 2009, at La Habana, Cuba

Work meeting for the project "Poverty, Trade Policy and Complementary Policies" (Closed meeting)

ECLAC-AECID Cooperation Programme "Policies and Instruments for the Promotion of the Growth in Latin America and the Caribbean II"
June 12, 11.00-13.00
Sala Medina, ECLAC

12th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis "Trade integration and sustainable development: looking for an inclusive world"

This conference was held from 10 to 12 June 2009, at ECLAC headquarters in Santiago, Chile

Expert Meeting on Indicators for assessing the impact of international trade

This meeting was held in San José de Costa Rica on May 25, 2009.

Workshop "Indicators of Foreign Trade and Trade Policy in El Salvador"

This workshop was conducted between days 12 to 15 May 2009, the Banco Central de Reserva de El Salvador

Workshop "Indicators of Foreign Trade and Trade Policy"

It was held from 26 to 28 November 2008, the Central Bank of Honduras.

"Public-private alliance for upgrading and competitiveness"

This convention was opened by the Guatemalan President, Mr. Álvaro Colom, and the Head of the Treasury Department. It called a great number of actors from the Guatemalan public and private sector. This Seminar was jointly organized by DCII and the Guatemalan Public Finances Ministry, and it took place on 17 November, 2008, in Guatemala City.

"Second Meeting of Modelling using Computable General Equilibrium (CGE)"

This workshop took place on 24-25 November, 2008, in San José, Costa Rica as a joint organization of IDB, ECLAC and INCAE Business School.

Forum: "The attraction of foreign direct investment and the promotion and upgrading of exports within public-private alliances"

This Forum was organized by ECLAC Santiago and Mexico, SEGIB, ProMéxico, ANIERM and COMCE. It took place on 13-14 November, 2008, at BancoMext Centre of Training and International Business (CENCACI), in Mexico City.

Top publications


Panorama de la inserción internacional de América Latina y el Caribe 2009-2010: Crisis originada en el Centro y recuperación impulsada por las economías emergentes (VERSIÓN FINAL)

Octubre de 2010
178 pp.


English Version

Latin America and the Caribbean in the World Economy 2009 - 2010. A crisis generated in the centre and a recovery driven by the emerging economies (FINAL VERSION)

December 2010
168 pp.


Versão português

Panorama da inserção internacional da América Latina e Caribe: Crise originada no centro e recuperação impulsionada pelas economias emergentes (Síntese)

Septembro 2010
30 pp.





Boletín estadístico: Comercio Exterior de Bienes en América Latina y el Caribe - CEBLAC

diciembre de 2010 6 pp.


El Arco del Pacífico Latinoamericano: construyendo caminos de complementación e integración con Asia

octubre de 2010 68 pp.



El comercio internacional en América Latina y el Caribe en 2009: Crisis y recuperación (edición actualizada)

Mayo de 2010
28 pp.


English Version

International Trade in Latina America and the Caribbean 2009: Crisis and Recovery

May 2010
28 pp.



Alianzas público-privadas para una nueva visión estratégica del desarrollo

Abril de 2010
303 pp.


La República Popular de China y América Latina y el Caribe: hacia una relación estratégica

Abril de 2010
27 pp.


English Version

The People's Republic of China and Latin America and the Caribbean: towards a strategic relationship

May 2010
26 pp.



Panorama de la inserción internacional de América Latina y el Caribe 2008 2009. Crisis y espacios de cooperación regional.

Agosto de 2009
112 pp.


English Version

Latin America and the Caribbean in the World Economy 2009 - 2009. Crisis and opportunities for regional cooperation

August 2009
14 pp.




Espacios de convergencia y de cooperación regional

Síntesis de las propuestas

LC/L.3201
Febrero 2010
90 pp.

Opportunities for Convergence and Regional Cooperation

Summary of propasals


Manual de la Micro, Pequeña y Mediana Empresa. Una contribución a la mejora de los sistemas de información y el desarrollo de las políticas públicas

Diciembre de 2009
105 pp.


El arco del Pacífico Latinoamericano despues de la crisis: desafíos y propuestas

Noviembre de 2009
118 pp.


Actividades 2009. División de Comercio Internacional e Integración

Enero de 2010
13 pp.



Crisis internacional y oportunidades para la cooperación regional

LC/R.2150
Diciembre de 2008
49 pp.


Oportunidades de Comercio e Inversión entre América Latina y Asia - Pacífico. El vínculo con APEC

LC/L.2971
Noviembre de 2008
100 pp.

Opportunities for Trade and Investment between Latin America and Asia - Pacific

LC/L.2971/I
November 2008
95 pp.


Las relaciones económicas y comerciales entre América Latina y Asia-Pacífico. El vínculo con China

LC/L.2959
Octubre de 2008
104 pp.

Economic and Trade Relations between Latin America and Asia-Pacific. The Link with China

LC/L.2959/I
October de 2008
108 pp.


El Arco del Pacífico Latinoamericano y su proyección a Asia-Pacífico

LC/L.2950
Octubre de 2008 94 pp.

The Latin American Pacific Basin Initiative and the Asia-Pacific region

LC/L.2950
October 2008 93 pp.

Database

Interactive Graphic System of International Trade

Database that delivers in an interactive way exports and imports per country, product and destination. It allows downloading database in Excel format.

Latin America and the Caribbean Trade Disputes Integrated Database

The aim of this database is to facilitate access to the most relevant information for a preliminary and compared analysis about trade disputes.

Latin America and the Caribbean in the World Economy, 2007. Trends 2008 Statistical Annex

This Annex shows the evolution of international trade amongst countries of the Region through two classifications: destination of consumption and the technological intensity incorporated.

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