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Even with the effects of COVID-19 on Latin American and Caribbean economies, trade with China remains stable, with $136 billion in LAC to China exports and $160 billion in Chinese exports to the region.

But what might the future hold? Will the year 2035 look like a continuation of the trends seen today or might China emerge as the region’s top commercial partner? And what might be the implications? Our forthcoming report, “China-LAC Trade: Four Scenarios in 2035,” begins to answer to these questions that will shape Latin America and the Caribbean’s trajectory and its relationship with the United States.

Join the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. (EDT) for a public, virtual discussion on what the future may hold for the commercial relationship between China and LAC over the next nearly fifteen years. Our forward-looking conversation bears implications for recovery plans at this critical moment.


Tom Orlik
Chief Economist

Dr. Tatiana Prazeres
Senior Fellow, University of International Business and Economics;
Co-author, “China-LAC Trade: Four Scenarios in 2035”;
Former Secretary of Foreign Trade (2011-2013), Government of Brazil

Ambassador José Luis Bernal
Ambassador to China
Government of Mexico

Felipe Larraín
Member, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Advisory Council, Atlantic Council;
Former Minister of Finance (2010-2014; 2018-2019), Government of Chile

Katia Bouazza
Vice Chair
HSBC Banking Americas

Pepe Zhang
Associate Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, Atlantic Council;
Co-author, “China-LAC Trade: Four Scenarios in 2035”

Jason Marczak
Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
Atlantic Council

The Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center broadens understanding of regional transformations and delivers constructive, results-oriented solutions to inform how the public and private sectors can advance hemispheric prosperity.