Vinod K. Aggarwal, Ralph Espach, and Joseph Tulchin
The Strategic Dynamics of Latin American Trade, 2004
This conclusion reviews the findings from our contributors’ analysis, and assesses how well the abstract analysis from the introduction holds up when considered alongside the many factors and considerations introduced by the case studies. Before turning to this task, however, we first explore the vexing problem of attempting to assess systematically these distinct national trade strategies. To put it succinctly: how can we assess “strategies” from the outcomes we observe in terms of bilateral, regional, or multilateral agreements? Do these diverging trade policy profiles represent strategies at all?