About the book
This publication reviews the international situation and describes the main short-term trends observed in the global economy. It also examines the evolution of major economic groups and the steps being taken to establish the Free Trade Area of the Americas. The book discusses trade and trade policy, and regional integration in Latin America and the Caribbean. On selected aspects of trade activity and trade policy, it compares the experiences of East Asia and Latin America. It also analyzes the environmental protection policies of the United States and how they have influenced the exports of some Latin American countries.