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Welcoming All to a Table of Plenty: The Free Trade Area and the Bolivarian Alternative as Competing Means of Economic Integration in the Americas
UCLA Journal of International Law & Foreign Affairs (2007)
  • Stephen M. Siptroth
Abstract
The article provides an overview of regional integration efforts in the Americas and explains the context of the development of comprehensive competing plans for hemispheric economic integration and cooperation. The article compares the Free Trade Area of the Americas with the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas through the lens of public international law, and economic protections for private investors. Finally, the article concludes that a Free Trade Area of the Americas would be more widely accepted if equalization payments and added protections for fragile economies were coupled with the envisioned tariff free zone that integrates the trading economies in the Americas.
Keywords
  • trade,
  • hugo chavez,
  • bolivarian alternative,
  • FTAA,
  • free trade,
  • ALBA
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Publication Date
December, 2007
Publisher Statement
By acceptance of an offer to publish, the author has granted the UCLA Journal of International Law & Foreign Affairs rights to the publication of this article. This article will appear in the upcoming volume of the UCLA Journal of International Law & Foreign Affairs and should be cited to the Journal. For citation format, please contact the Journal directly. Requests to reprint or distribute this article should be directed to the Journal.
Citation Information
Stephen M. Siptroth. "Welcoming All to a Table of Plenty: The Free Trade Area and the Bolivarian Alternative as Competing Means of Economic Integration in the Americas" UCLA Journal of International Law & Foreign Affairs (2007)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/stephen_siptroth/2/