We are pleased to announce the launching of the study “Progress in the Pattern of Intra-industrial Trade between the European Union and Latin America: The Cases of Brazil and Mexico”. This study is the result of the second edition 2014 of the EU-LAC Foundation’s Open Call for Research Projects, awarded to a consortium of researchers from the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain), Autonomous University of Chiapas (Mexico) and University of the Sea (Mexico). The purpose of this study is to examine the patterns of intra-industrial trade (exchange of the different varieties of the same good) between the EU and the countries of LA over the last two decades, paying special attention to the cases of Brazil and Mexico. The study also seeks to provide insights on how economic changes (specially in Foreign Direct Investment flows promoted by multinational companies) translate to the pattern of trade between the EU and LA, in a context characterised by the processes of globalisation, regional integration and relocation of production.
Please find the full study here.