Matthew Shearer

 

 


 

Senior Specialist of the Integration & Trade Sector at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), where has been employed since 2002. His core areas of work include South-South cooperation, monitoring and results frameworks for the Bank’s integration instruments, and organizing courses for the Caribbean at the IDB Capacity-Building Program on Integration and Trade. Earlier, he was part of the IDB team that provided support to the Free Trade Area of the Americas negotiations, participating as observer in the Negotiating Groups on Market Access, Agriculture, and Government Procurement. He earned an M.A. in Economics from American University. He is a co-author with Joaquim Tres of South-South and Triangular Cooperation in Latin America and the Caribbean: Much Ado about Nothing? (2013).




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Oct 25th 2016

Learn how trade agreements work and what they mean for governments and businesses in Latin America and the Caribbean. Did you know that there are more than 270 free trade agreements in the world and that they cover half of global trade? Latin American and Caribbean countries take part in 70 such agreements, covering 70% of intra-regional trade. What do you need to know about these agreements? What opportunities, challenges and implications do they have for people, businesses, and countries? What can be done to maximize their benefits?

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