Americas Society / Council of the Americas (AS/COA) are international business organizations whose members share a commitment to economic and social development, open markets, the rule of law, and democracy throughout the Western Hemisphere. This site includes research and analysis publications, program materials, congressional testimonies and updates, and news and announcements. Some publications require a paid subscription.
The Association of American Chambers of Commerce in Latin America (AACCLA) is an information source on regional trade and investment issues. AACCLA coordinates face-to-face meetings with businesses and government leaders in the Western Hemisphere. Membership directories, business guides, events, policy issues, and publications can also be found on the website.
This is the official web site for the Association of Caribbean States (ACS). The ACS is dedicated to promoting the sustainable development of the Greater Caribbean. Information on events, activities, news, meetings, summits, and projects of the association is provided. Sections dedicated to trade, transportation, sustainable tourism, and natural disaster relief are also found on this site.
The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) contributes to the economic developments in Latin America, reinforcing ties among countries and other nations of the world. This site includes publications and studies, event listings, press releases, and statistical information. Some publications are available electronically in the ECLAC library for a pay-per-article subscription.
Latinobarometro is an annual public opinion survey that was carried out in 18 Latin American countries from 1995 til present. It expresses the opinions, attitudes, and behaviors of more than 600 million inhabitants of the region. The results of the polls are available in its annual press release. It researches the development of democracy and economies as well as societies, using indicators of opinion, attitudes, behaviors and values. The data is downloadable in "Data Bank" section.
Mercatrade.com, offers buyers and sellers a trade directory and marketplace on doing business with Latin America and the Caribbean. Users of the site can find products, business services, tax-free zones, tradeshows, franchises, and real estate.
The Foreign Trade Information System website includes the full-text of all western hemisphere trade agreements including NAFTA, MERCOSUR, CARICOM, and GATT. Information on dispute settlement procedures, investment treaties, intellectual property rights, and links to sites providing quantitative trade data are also available on this site.
The Latin American Integration Association (ALADI) is an inter-governmental organization that aims to promote the economic integration in the common marketplace. This site provides updated information on the history, mission, regulations on foreign trades, member countries, important statistics and agreements of ALADI. Only available in Portuguese and Spanish.