The Alliance grew out of the growing frustration of the region’s most open and dynamic economies with the failures of earlier hemispheric integration efforts. The Alliance is, in short, the pragmatic application of the lessons of those failures. In a region where trade and integration agreements seem based on any and every criteria except actually advancing trade and integration, the Pacific Alliance stands apart.
Authors: Carlo Dade, Carl Meacham
Full document: 2013, Dade & Meacham, The Pacific Alliance- An Example of Lessons Learned