Latin American Bulletin, December 2016

News & Insights 7 December 2016


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This bulletin is dedicated to regional integration and cooperation in Latin America. Each of the articles focuses on a different inter-governmental organisation and evaluates its impact on shipowners.

In this edition, we cover:

The role of ALADI in the promotion of trade
ALADI regulates international trade through various agreements which help shipowners to operate in the region. Here we look at ALADI’s origins and two of its most important agreements. Read on page 2 of the attachment.

Mercosur and Pacific Alliance
Mercosur and the Pacific Alliance are the two main trading blocs in Latin America. They both aim for integration and cooperation in regional trade. Read on page 5 of the attachement..

COCATRAM and ROCRAM
The maritime and port development of Latin America is heavily dependent on the work of two regional Organisations, namely the Central American Commission of Maritime Transport (COCATRAM) and the Operative Network for Regional Cooperation of Latin American Maritime Authorities (ROCRAM). They both manage and promote environmentally sustainable and safe maritime policies with a view to making Latin America a competitive place in the world maritime trade. Read on page 7 of the attachement.

SAPIC: Past, present and future of the South American P&I Correspondents Association
The South American P&I Correspondents (SAPIC) was created in July 2001 in Montevideo, Uruguay, by five South American P&I correspondents, having in mind an idea of cooperation and integration. Read on page 10 of the attachement..

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