Lopez, D. and Munoz, F. (2020), “China`s trade policy toward Latin America: an analysis of free trade agreements policy,” Asian Education and Development Studies, Vol. before pressure. doi.org/10.1108/AEDS-08-2019-0133 The study shows that free trade agreements have a positive impact on both bilateral trade flows and the number of products traded. Nevertheless, these effects are positive, but decrease 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 policy makers in terms of bi-regional relations. This study contributes to the understanding of bilateral trade relations between China and Latin American countries and demonstrates the extent of the effects of free trade agreements. With new data at a six-digit level of detail, this study improves current knowledge of bilateral economic relations. More than 300 free trade agreements are currently in force around the world. They come in different shapes and sizes, but the common thread is discounted rates.
About 35 free trade agreements – one-tenth in total – have been signed by countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Free trade advocates argue that by removing tariff and non-tariff barriers, the agreements allow countries to export more goods and services they produce most efficiently and to import those for which other countries have a comparative advantage, thus taking advantage of competitive prices. The end result, at least in theory, is a win-win situation, with increased efficiency and mutual benefits all around. … China`s emergence in the international trading system has shifted its focus, as the country has become one of the mayoral actors in international economic relations. By drawing preferential agreements, China is establishing a network of strategic partnerships around the world, including Latin America. The aim of this paper is to answer the following questions: Do free trade agreements between China and Latin American countries help increase trade flows and improve product diversification? The rise of populism, President Donald Trump`s “Make America Great Again” mercantilism, the escalating trade war between the United States and China, and the fear of a global recession indicate a new protectionist era. Nevertheless, new trade agreements are still being signed, perhaps the largest in Latin America, where at least some politicians remain enthusiastic about free trade. The region reflects the current pressure and the train on the conditions of globalization and on how the ideas that originally pushed it are launched. Here is a list of the free trade agreements that include the United States.
In parentheses, the abbreviation, if any, membership, unless indicated in advance, and the date of entry into force. Starting with the Theodore Roosevelt government, the United States has become an important player in international trade, particularly with its neighboring territories in the Caribbean and Latin America.