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ECLAC Presents the Foreign Trade Prospects of Latin America and the Caribbean through 2020

16 November 2016|Announcement

The Executive Secretary of the UN Commission, Alicia Bárcena, will hold a press conference in Santiago, Chile, to unveil the new annual report on international trade.

Economic uncertainty and the slow growth of global demand in the last few years continue to negatively affect the foreign trade performance of Latin America and the Caribbean. This dynamic as well as the economic and social impacts of globalization are analyzed in the report that ECLAC will release next week in Santiago, Chile.

The United Nations regional commission will launch on Wednesday, November 23 its annual report Latin America and the Caribbean in the World Economy 2016, in which it analyzes in detail the behavior of the region’s exports and imports in recent months and offers estimates for the rest of the current year, along with a medium-term view that extends to 2020.

The report will be presented by the Executive Secretary of ECLAC, Alicia Bárcena, during a press conference at 3 p.m. local time (GMT -3) at the organization’s central headquarters. The launch will be broadcast live via the institution’s website.

In addition to examining the region’s foreign trade dynamics and reviewing the tensions associated with globalization, the 2016 edition of Latin America and the Caribbean in the World Economy includes a chapter dedicated to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), an important mega agreement that faces an uncertain scenario in the present circumstances.

This document was prepared by the International Trade and Integration Division of ECLAC.

Members of the media are invited to attend this report’s launch, which will take place at ECLAC’s Headquarters in Santiago, Chile (Av. Dag Hammarskjöld 3477, Vitacura, Raúl Prebisch room).

Journalists must have their media credentials or their identity documents with them to access the building.

An electronic, informational version of the document and a press release will be available on ECLAC’s website on Wednesday, November 23 at 3 p.m. local time in Chile (GMT -3).