China-Latin America Trade at a Moment of Uncertainty: What Lies Ahead in 2019?

Launch of Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center report:

Latin America–China Trade and Investment Amid Global Tensions: A Need to Upgrade and Diversify

by Anabel González

Monday, December 3, 2018 • 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (EST) / Lunch at 11:00 a.m.

President Donald J. Trump and President Xi Jinping are set to meet at the upcoming G20 Summit in Argentina, with the future of global trade at the forefront of the agenda. For China-Latin America commerce, which grew by more than 200 percent in just a decade, this meeting will have broad implications.

2019 promises to bring many questions on the trajectory of the growing China-Latin America relationship. What is the best path for the region to engage in diversified and productive trade relations with China? How can Latin America upgrade its strongest exporting sectors while unlocking new ones such as e-commerce? What are the economic and geopolitical implications for Latin America amid continued US-China trade tensions?

Join the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, in partnership with HSBC, on Monday, December 3, 2018, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for a lunch discussion on how Latin America can navigate trade and investment opportunities with China after Presidents Trump and Xi meet at the G20 and amid ongoing pressures on the global trading system. This event will mark the launch of Latin America–China Trade and Investment Amid Global Tensions: A Need to Upgrade and Diversify by Anabel González. Lunch will be served beginning at 11:00 a.m.

Location: Atlantic Council Headquarters, 1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor Washington, DC 20005.


Erin Ennis

Senior Vice President

U.S.-China Business Council

Anabel González

Atlantic Council Author

Former Minister of Trade (2010-2014)

Costa Rica

Former Senior Director, Global Practice on Trade & Competitiveness

World Bank

Monica Macia

Managing Director, Head of Loan Syndication, Americas


Jason Marczak

Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Atlantic Council

Frank Sansone

Treasurer & Senior Vice President – Head of Treasury

China Construction Bank

Jeffrey Prescott

Former Deputy National Security Advisor and Former Special Advisor for Asian Affairs, Office of the Vice President (2013-2015)