Thirty-fifth session of ECLAC

The Thirty-fifth session of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) was held on May 5-9 in Lima, Peru. The biennial meeting is the most important gathering held by this United Nations regional organization. Along with his participation in the 35th Session, Mr. Osvaldo Rosales also appeared as a guest in the television program "La Hora" wherein he provided an analysis of a proposal for the productive integration of countries based on inclusive value chains.
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The Summit Peru - A Nation at a Turning Point

Mr. Osvaldo Rosales, Director of the International Trade and Integration Division, recently attended Peru Summit: A nation at a turning point organized by The Economist and held in Lima on May 13-14, 2014. Mr. Rosales was a speaker in the Business and Trade . The Summit provided a forum to discuss the most important issues currently affecting the social and economic future of Peru including finance, innovation, entrepreneurship, human capital, infrastructure, security, culture and politics.
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Strengthen intra-regional trade in food is key to de fight against hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean

Mr. José Durán Lima, Economic Affairs Officer of the International Trade and Integration Division, was invited to participate in this Regional Technical Workshop. His presentation was "Logistics Factors affecting food intraregional trade in Latina America and the Caribbean" . This event was organized by FAO in conjunction with LAIA and ECLAC, held at ECLAC headquarters in Santiago, Chile on 5 and 6 June 2014.
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ECLAC VI International Seminar on Carbon Footprint. Environmental footprint pilot programs in exports

11 and 12 June, 2014
ECLAC, Santiago de Chile

Interregional Forum of the Development Account Project "Facilitating the Effective Integration of Developing Countries in the Global Economy through Aid for Trade Schemes"
Spanish version
French version

April 22 - 24, 2014.
Tunis, Tunisia

Workshop: Indicators of Foreign Trade and Trade Policy

La Paz, Bolivia, from 6 to 12 December 2013

REGIONAL WORKSHOP: "Databases to identify and characterize exporting SMEs"

December 6, 2013
Santiago, Chili. Headquarters ECLAC.

Seminar: "The strategic association between European Union and the Latin America"

Medellín 3 to 4 dicember 2013
EAFIT University.

Expert Meeting: Facilitating the effective integration of developing countries into the global economy through programs of Aid for Trade

27 to 28 November - Montevideo, Uruguay
Headquarters LAIA.

International Seminar: "Chains of global and regional value: Asian and Latin American experiences"

This event was organized by ECLAC in conjunction with IEI and JETRO, with the support of the Japanese Embassy in Chile and the Chilean-Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry AG Was held on November 21, 2013, in Room Celso Furtado at ECLAC headquarters in Santiago, Chile.

Regional dialogue on promoting development and trade in services in Latin America and the Caribbean

The purpose of this dialogue is to bring together stakeholders from different countries and regions of Latin America and the Caribbean and various development partners and donors in order, first, to exchange views on the issue of promoting the development and growth driven by trade in services sector and, secondly, to determine elements of a program for Latin America and the Caribbean on policy formulation and trade negotiations on services. This event was held at ECLAC headquarters in Santiago, Chile, on 12 and 13 November 2013.

International Seminar: "Facilitating the effective integration of developing countries in the Global Economy through Programs Aid for Trade"

24 and September 25, 2013 in Managua, Nicaragua

Seminar "Competitiveness and Value Chains in Latin America"

Montevideo, August 16, 2013
ALADI General Secretariat.

Seminar "Asia Week"

Medellin 20 al August 23, 2013
Asia Pacific Studies Center.
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Seminar "Trade relations between Latin America and Asia Pacific: Challenges and Opportunities"

The Monitoring Latin America - Asia Pacific , which was created in May 2012 , ( Watch multimedia presentation ) is a joint initiative of LAIA, CAF and ECLAC. Its purpose is twofold: 1) to promote knowledge about the economic relations between the two regions, 2) provide the necessary information that contributes to the adoption of policies and strategies to deepen this relationship. One mechanism for achieving these goals is to conduct academic and public policy debates. In this context, the August 21, 2013 the seminar was held "Trade relations between Latin America and Asia Pacific: Challenges and Opportunities". It will take place at ECLAC headquarters in Santiago, Chile.
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Seminar on "Doing Business with China: Experiences from Latin America"

Thursday August 22, 2013
Celso Furtado conference room, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Santiago, Chile

ECLAC V International Seminar on Carbon Footprint

ECLAC organized the V International Seminar on Carbon Footprint, "public and private practices to reduce environmental footprint in international trade," with the support of the Regional Delegation for Cooperation in the Southern Cone and Brazil Embassy France. The seminar was held on 13 and 14 June in Room Celso Furtado ECLAC headquarters in Santiago, Chile

Information Session: "Latin America's Entry in the Global Offshore Service Industry"

9 April 2013
Geneva, Switzerland

Recent Activities

Seminar Workshop: "Climate change: Trends and measurement methodologies Carbon Footprint"

29 and 30 noviembre, 2012
Managua, Nicaragua

Seminar on impact of climate change in international trade

22 and 23 november, 2012
Bogotá, Colombia

Workshop on Carbon Footprint of exports, food sector in Latin America: business practices

19 and 20 november, 2012
Quito, Ecuador

3rd Round Table on Trade and Sustainable Development

7 and 8 November 2012
Pavillon Hotel Royal
Bogotá, Colombia


22 al 25 de octubre de 2012
Guayaquil, Ecuador

Conference: Relocation of services and global value chains: New factors of structural changes in Latin America and the Caribbean?

18-19 October 2012
Celso Furtado Room (plenary)br /> Enrique V. Iglesias Auditorium (parallel)
CLAC, Santiago, Chile

ECLAC IV International Seminar on Carbon Footprint. Environmental footprint on food exports from Latin America: international regulations and business practices

11-12 October 2012
Celso Furtado Room
ECLAC, Santiago, Chile

UNASUR: Second Meeting of the Working Party No. 3 on Intra-Regional Trade

This meeting was held at the premises of BNDES in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on 4 and 5 October 2012

Course in statistics and econometrics applied to trade

This course was held on 25 and 28 September 2012 in Asuncion, Paraguay

Seminar - Workshop: Impact of integration of Panama in LAIA

This seminar was held in Panama on 3 and 4 May 2012

Fourth Regional Meeting: Policy Analysis with Computable General Equilibrium Models

This regional meeting was held in Guayaquil, Ecuador from 19 to 20 April 2012

Workshop: "Applications of the Centre for Trade and Central American Integration"

This workshop was held on March 30, 2012 in San Salvador, El Salvador

International Seminar: "Cooperation in the association agreements between Latin America and the European Union: the experiences of Chile and Mexico and Central America perspective"

This seminar was held in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, on 28 and 29 March 2012

Workshop "Negotiating trade agreements for the 21st century: The case of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement"

Enrique Iglesias Auditorium, ECLAC building
Santiago, Chile, 26-28 March 2012

Latin America's Prospects for Upgrading in Global Value Chains

Mexico City, Mexico
March 14-15 2012
Venue: El Colegio de México

Top publications

Huella de carbono, exportaciones y estrategias empresariales frente al cambio climático

78 pp.

Informe del cuarto Seminario internacional sobre la huella de carbono "Huella ambiental en las exportaciones de alimentos de América Latina: normativa internacional y prácticas empresariales"

42 pp.

Regional integration: towards an inclusive value chain strategy

118 pp.

Cadenas globales de valor y diversificación de exportaciones: el caso de Costa Rica

104 pp.

Latin America's emergence in global services

240 pp.

Informe de actividades de la División de Comercio Internacional e Integración 2013

La cooperación entre América Latina y la Unión Europea: una asociación para el desarrollo

155 pp.

Promoción del comercio y la inversión con China: desafíos y oportunidades en la experiencia de las cámaras empresariales latinoamericanas

57 pp.

The changing nature of Asian-Latin American economic relations

ECLAC books No.115
196 pp.

Panorama de la Inserción Internacional de América Latina y el Caribe 2013

Septiembre 2013

Strengthening biregional cooperation between Latin America and Asia-Pacific. The role of FEALAC

June 2013

Comercio internacional y desarrollo inclusivo. Construyendo sinergias

Abril de 2013

Actividades de la División de Comercio Internacional e Integración 2012

Enero de 2013

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