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Andean Community of Nations

General information
Administrative centerSeat of Secretariat
Official languageSpanish
Organization typeTrade bloc
Secretary GeneralBolivia Adalid Contreras Baspineiro
pro Tempore PresidencyBolivia Bolivia
Chairman of the Andean CommissionBolivia Pablo Guzmán Laugier
as the Andean Pact1969
as the CAN1996
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The Andean Community ( , CAN) is a trade bloc comprising the South American countries of Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. The trade bloc was called the Andean Pact until 1996 and came into existence with the signing of the Cartagena Agreement in 1969. Its headquarters are located in Lima, Peru.

The Andean Community has 98 million inhabitants living in an area of 4,700,000 square kilometers, whose Gross Domestic Product amounted to US$745.3 billion in 2005, including Venezuela, (who was a member at that time).

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Colombia, Venezuela agree to zero-tariff for 3800 items - El Universal Tweet this news
El Universal--Even though the terms and conditions are far different from those governing trade relations among the member countries of the -Andean Community of Nations- (CAN), the agreement provides some stability. Venezuela's Minister of Industry R - Date : Wed, 30 Nov 2011 15:32:35 GMT
pullout of CAN is unreasonable - El Universal Tweet this news
El Universal--Venezuela is next to meet the deadline set by the -Andean Community- (CAN) to materialize its departure from the sub-regional bloc, after leading and encouraging integration over the past 41 years. In this countdown expiring on April 21, Ven - Date : Sat, 02 Apr 2011 04:43:26 GMT+00:00
South America Unites Into EU-Style Political Bloc - Tweet this news treaty, which was originally agreed to in 2008, officially merges other regional unions such as Mercosur and the -Andean Community of Nations- into a European Union-style political-economic bloc for South America. Foreign ministers fr - Date : Wed, 30 Mar 2011 05:05:52 GMT+00:00
Chávez- Santos meeting pursues trade deal - El Universal Tweet this news
El Universal--This time, the presidents should review a draft agreement which will set new rules on bilateral trade following Venezuela's pullout on April 22 of the -Andean Community of Nations- (CAN). For 40 years Venezuela belonged to the integrati - Date : Thu, 31 Mar 2011 20:35:55 GMT+00:00
Colombia, Peru, Mexico, Chile to form new economic bloc - Colombia Reports Tweet this news
Colombia Reports--Colombia and Peru currently have economic ties through the -Andean Community of Nations- (CAN), a union born in 1969 that also has Bolivia and Ecuador as its permanent members. However, Garcia stated his belief that the Community has had - Date : Sun, 27 Mar 2011 21:38:09 GMT+00:00
In Peru, Elections Set For Powerless Andean Parliament - YTWHW Tweet this news
YTWHW--"If I'm not mistaken, there's a sign that says 'Andean Parliament' on a building on 70th street. But as far as what they do or who the members are, I haven't the foggiest idea." The parliament is part of t - Date : Sat, 26 Mar 2011 00:46:30 GMT+00:00
South American Union Selects Socialist Leaders - The New American Tweet this news
The New American--Foreign Ministers from member nations met in Mitad del Mundo, Ecuador, to finalize the agreement, originally formed in 2008 from a merger of other regional unions including Mercosur and the -Andean Community of Nations-. ... - Date : Mon, 21 Mar 2011 22:39:20 GMT+00:00
Exporters fear poor conditions after Venezuela's withdrawal from CAN - El Universal Tweet this news
El Universal--Only a few weeks ahead of Venezuela's official withdrawal from the -Andean Community of Nations- (CAN), the Venezuelan Association of Exporters (AVEX) said that "future trading conditions are not encouraging" for Venez - Date : Wed, 16 Mar 2011 18:20:57 GMT+00:00
Joint Statement by President Barack Obama and President Sebastian Piñera on ... - (press release) Tweet this news (press release)--Likewise, they highlighted the important role of the international -community- in enhancing the capacity to respond to natural disasters, a threat for the development of -nations-. They expressed the solidarity of both coun - Date : Mon, 21 Mar 2011 19:31:36 GMT+00:00
Colombia, Venezuela sign pacts to improve relations - Colombia Reports Tweet this news
Colombia Reports--The existing framework for trade agreements between the two nations is due to expire this April when Venezuela departs from the -Andean Community of Nations- (CAN). At the end of the discussion, Hoguin announced that Colombia is ready to - Date : Fri, 04 Mar 2011 17:00:04 GMT+00:00

Regional integration in Latin America

Thought and historySpanish American wars of independence * Latin American wars of independence * Latin American integration * Pan-Americanism * Simón Bolívar * José de San Martín
OrganizationsAmazon Cooperation Treaty Organization * Andean Community of Nations * Association of Caribbean States * Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas * Caribbean Community * Central American Integration System * Latin American Integration Association * Latin American Economic System * Mercosur * Organization of American States * Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States * Organization of Ibero-American States * Petrocaribe * Rio Group * Union of South American Nations * Community of Latin American and Caribbean States
ProjectsAndean passport * CARICOM Single Market and Economy * CARICOM passport * Eastern Caribbean Currency Union * Initiative for Infrastructure Integration of South America * Interoceanic Highway * SUCRE (currency)
InstitutionsAndean Development Corporation * Bank of the South * Caribbean Court of Justice * Caribbean Development Bank * Inter-American Development Bank * Latin American Parliament * Mercosur Parliament * South American Parliament
FTAsCaribbean Free Trade Association * Dominican Republic Central America FTA * Free Trade Area of the Americas * G3 Free Trade Agreement * North American Free Trade Agreement NAFTA

Union of South American Nations

MembersArgentina * Bolivia * Brazil * Chile * Colombia * Ecuador * Guyana * Paraguay * Peru * Suriname * Uruguay * Venezuela
TopicsCusco Declaration * Constitutive Treaty * Pro tempore Presidency * Secretary General * Bank of the South * South American Parliament * Initiative for Infrastructure Integration of South America * Mercosur * Andean Community * 2004 South American Summit * South American Energy Summit

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