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Concluding Remarks: The Pacific Alliance – Stocktaking and the Way Forward

  • Craig VanGrasstek
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Part of the United Nations University Series on Regionalism book series (UNSR, volume 16)

Abstract

The Pacific Alliance (PA) is a regional integration initiative that was officially established in 2011 by Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru. One of the PA’s principal objectives is to build – in a participatory and consensual way – an area of deep integration to move progressively towards the free movement of goods, services, resources and people. Bringing together a group of like-minded countries that have long embraced a trade- and foreign direct investment-driven growth and development and pursued a number of pro-competitive market reforms at the domestic level, the PA is notable for the high level of hard and soft law interaction ambitions it espouses despite the low level of intra-regional trade and investment characterizing the regional grouping. This chapter offers a summary and informed reading of the contributions made by a diverse group of academics, policy experts, lawyers, and officials from national governments and international organizations at the conference from which this edited volume is drawn.

Keywords

Pacific Alliance Deep integration Latin America 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Craig VanGrasstek
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  1. 1.Harvard Kennedy SchoolCambridgeUSA

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