Export Diversification and the New Protectionism: The Experiences of Latin America
This volume contains papers and comments presented at the conference "Trade Prospects Among the Americas: Latin-American Export Diversification and the New Protectionism," which was held in São Paulo, Brazil, 23-26 March 1980. The principal focus of the conference was upon trade relations between Latin America and the advanced industrial countries, particularly the United States. But in addition, opportunities for and constraints upon intra-Latin-American trade were examined. The time horizon of the discussion extended beyond current questions to problems likely to be of significant concern for the rest of the decade of the 1980s. Some of the papers in this volume are primarily empirical in character, others focus upon theoretical considerations.
The editors expect that the papers included in this volume will be of substantial interest to a variety of constituencies, ranging from trade and Latin-American area specialists in academia, to public officials in both North and South America, and to that part of the business community concerned with hemispheric trade and development issues.