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May 27, 2020

SELA and ALADI join forces to promote trade facilitation in Latin America and the Caribbean!

The Latin American and Caribbean Economic System (SELA) and the Latin American Integration Association (ALADI) will promote joint actions in the economic, social and trade areas in the region.

The Permanent Secretary of SELA, Ambassador Javier Paulinich, and the Secretary General of the Latin American Integration Association (ALADI), Alejandro de la Peña Navarrete, signed the Memorandum of Understanding on 27 October 2017 at the headquarters of ALADI in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Both parties will promote economic and institutional cooperation focused on trade facilitation in processes associated with digitization, simplification and harmonization of procedures according to international standards, including the digital certification of origin, certified electronic signatures, and electronic commerce; as well as in the development of skills and capacities for greater efficiency, transparency and security within the framework of regional integration.

In accordance with their respective spheres of competence, they will be able to carry out the following activities: a) Exchange of information, coordination and cooperation in regulatory technical aspects and for the promotion of information and communications technologies to facilitate digital trade; b) Collect and identify existing asymmetries and the level of progress by country; c) Organize meetings, seminars, workshops, and specific projects in this area.

For further information, visit: http://www.sela.org/

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