Colombia and Venezuela: Trade Policy Reforms and Institutional Adjustments

  • Juan José Echavarria
  • Cristina Gamboa


Colombia and Venezuela, the two largest countries in the Andean Community of Nations (ACN), have pursued trade liberalization and reform unilaterally, regionally and multilaterally. Both countries have shown their commitment to World Trade Organization (WTO) rules and practices by introducing changes to their trade practices in response to the Uruguay Round Agreements (URAs). These modifications have implied challenges in many areas, especially in the common trade policy framework they share as the most active members of the ACN. In this sense, Colombia and Venezuela trade relations exhibit some particular characteristics within Latin America that have led to quite positive trade results and a considerable degree of private sector support.


World Trade Organization Trade Policy Business Group Export Subsidy World Trade Organization Rule 
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  • Juan José Echavarria
  • Cristina Gamboa

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