Latin American Challenges in the Wake of COVID: Brookings Discussion with Secretary General of the Organization of American States

On June 22, Brookings hosted a virtual conversation with Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS) H.E. Luis Almagro to discuss his second term and the challenges and opportunities facing Latin America.   The COVID-19 crises has severely impacted Latin America as the region has become the epicenter of the pandemic. Deaths due to COVID-19 account for 45% of all global deaths despite … Read more

CBP May 2020 Operational Update

On June 12, CBP released its operational update for May 2020. The update focused on CBP’s efforts to prevent the cross-border spread of COVID-19, facilitate essential trade and travel and ensure the security of U.S. borders. Below are some highlights of the update: Trade and Counterfeit Seizures CBP’s COVID-19 Cargo Resolution Team (CCRT) helps to facilitate … Read more

WITA Webinar: COVID-19 and USMCA

On Thursday, June 4, the Washington International Trade Association held a webinar on COVID-19 and USMCA: The Pandemic and Implementation of the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The panelists discussed the entry into force of the USMCA on July 1. Topics included a period of penalty-free adjustment and transition for the automotive industry in preparation for implementation, the delays caused by Covid-19 … Read more

COVID-19 y el desplome del comercio internacional

El 2020 será el peor año para el intercambio comercial internacional, en los 25 que tiene de existir la Organización Mundial del Comercio. En su informe anual, la institución multilateral señaló que la crisis ocasionada por el covid-19 podría ser un punto de quiebre para la producción globalizada. De acuerdo con la OMC, casi todas … Read more

Barreras y prácticas comerciales desleales en tiempos del coronavirus

En días recientes, la imposición de barreras al intercambio de suministros médicos, por parte de más de cincuenta países, se ha convertido en una nueva amenaza para el comercio multilateral. Además, algunas naciones han denunciado prácticas desleales de oficiales y particulares para apropiarse de dispositivos de protección hospitalaria escasos a nivel global. De acuerdo con … Read more

Trade Goes On: Preserving Supply Chains During COVID-19

On Wednesday, President Trump and Prime Minister Trudeau agreed to restrict non-essential travel, closing off the world’s longest border. This effort will bring tourism to a halt but will limit economic damage by allowing essential workers and trade to flow across the border.  By continuing to facilitate trade, leaders ensure that essential goods such as medicine … Read more