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Trans-Pacific Partnership: Implications for Latin America

Council of the Americas

December 10, 2015


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Council of the Americas' Trade Advisory Group will hold a public program on the potential impact of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on the economic and political realities of Latin America.

Now that the 12 members of the TPP have concluded negotiations and released the text of the mega-regional trade deal, what are the anticipated opportunities and challenges for countries in the region? What benefits would the agreement’s entry into force bring to Mexico, Peru, and Chile, and what will these parties to the TPP need to do to maximize their international competitiveness? How is the agreement expected to impact supply chains in North America as well as in non-TPP markets in Central America and South America? 


  • Luis Miguel Castilla, Ambassador of Peru to the U.S.; former Minister of Economy and Finance of Peru @Emb_of_Peru
  • Anabel Gonzalez, Senior Director, World Bank Group Global Practice on Trade and Competitiveness; former Minister of Foreign Trade of Costa Rica @Gonzalez_WBG
  • Christopher Padilla, Vice President of Governmental Programs, IBM; former U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade @ChrisPadilla00
  • Arturo Sarukhan, Senior Non-Resident Fellow, Brookings; Board Member, Americas Society; former Ambassador of Mexico to the U.S. @Arturo_Sarukhan

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