Beyond Minerals: China-Latin American Trans-Pacific Supply Chain

Posted: 30 Apr 2018

See all articles by Alicia García-Herrero

Alicia García-Herrero

Bruegel; Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) - HKUST Institute for Emerging Market Studies (IEMS); Natixis

K. C. Fung

University of California at Santa Cruz

Jesús Seade

Sun Yat-Sen University (SYSU) - Department of Economics

Date Written: June 1, 2015

Abstract

In this paper, we highlight three characteristics of China-Latin American economic relations. China-Latin American economic relationships are asymmetric, comparative-advantage driven and motivated by both political and economic considerations. There are several co-operative measures that China and Latin America can focus on. China can be encouraged to invest in not only mining in Latin America, but also in infrastructure and in manufacturing facilities. China and Latin America can deepen their Trans-Pacific production network. Utilizing the advantages of being close to and in the same time zone as the U.S. market, this pan China-Latin America supply chain can be a potent supplier and exporter to the United States.

Keywords: international trade, commodity dependence, supply chains

JEL Classification: F19, F59

Suggested Citation

Garcia-Herrero, Alicia and Fung, K.C. and Seade, Jesús, Beyond Minerals: China-Latin American Trans-Pacific Supply Chain (June 1, 2015). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3160565

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Jesús Seade

Sun Yat-Sen University (SYSU) - Department of Economics ( email )

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