RegionalTrade Agreements in The Americas Replies

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Inaddition to your say on AndeanCommunity of Nations (CAN), it should be noted that it has auniversal legal status. Its objectives include the creation of jobs,reduction of the externalvulnerabilityof its member states, and enhancement of people’s living standards.It is notable that your perception of CAN dealing with developedcountries is right. MERCOSUR,on the other hand, works to analyze its FreeTrade Agreements. It also tries to fix a collective external tariffthrough the adoption of a shared international trade strategy.Additionally, it works to coordinate the macroeconomic policies ofAssociate States pertaining agriculture, monetary system, industry,taxes, customs, and communications. The members of MERCOSUR&nbspbenefitfrom the union through an increase in the accessibility of themarket. For instance, Venezuelacan connect with its consumers through MERCOSUR,&nbspcausingan increase in its GDP(QuirogaObregón, 2012).The way the dispute resolution functions of CANand MERCOSUR&nbspwereoutlined in your post is also commendable.

Otherthan the factors you mentioned, some South American countries havedecided not to belong toMERCOSUR.This is because it has become a politicalunion, meaning that its decisions are government-based instead oflasting national interests. Another problem is the protectionismemployed by Argentinaand Brazil. They view MERCOSURas their stronghold, and not a bridge to help all member countries.Consequently, they have only one concluded trade deal, that is,between the Palestinianand Israel authority. It is true Argentina’sproblemsthat people lack faith in MERCOSURas they perceive it will fail in the long run. Therefore your pointis clear and reliable.

Yoursentiments that all organizations just like MERCOSURand CANundergo issues are true. Therefore, many Christians opt not to belongto any denomination because most of them are popular for what they donot tolerate than what they stand for. Additionally, most of thedenominations face financial problems due to poor stewardship.Bureaucracy in the denominations makes the systems inefficient(Leanza,vincent, Demeary, &amp Matthews, 2016).Hence, many Christians opt to remain non-denominational. Your way ofbringing out the Biblical argument pertaining this issue isoverwhelming. Your conviction is upfront in driving the point home.


QuirogaObregón, M. (2012). MERCOSUR (5th Ed.). La Paz, Bolivia:Editorial &quotLos Amigos Del Libro&quot.

Leanza,M., vincent, Demeary, F., &amp Matthews, Y. (2016). Eight ReasonsPeople Are Leaving Denominational Churches for Non-denominationalChurches. Retrieved 12 November 2016, from

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Otherthan what you mentioned, the Latin American Integration Association(ALADI) is involved in trade promotion through the EXPO ALADIinitiative. This business platform gathers government and businessorganizations representatives to help in export dissemination.Infrastructure has developed through this integration to go beyondroads by including electricitysystems, the South Gas Pipeline Network, and continuous integrationof energy matrixes(&quotTheLatin American Integration Association (ALADI-LAIA),&quot 2016).Additionally, it enhances the growth of foreigndirect investment and the private sector. The outlay to neighboringmarket in 2010 was $43 billion. The economy was primarily impactedthrough the creation of many value-added undertakings. The outlinepertaining ALADIis chronologically arranged in your post making it easier andenjoyable to understand. The Group of Three (g-3) has significantlyhelped the agricultural sector of its member countries. This isthrough structural changes in the agriculturalpolicies(Arguello&amp Kyle, 2016).Evidently, this leads to growth in the economy.

SomeSouth American countries decided not to belong to these RTAs becauseof the existing unfairness and high cost of involvement. Poorcountries are the ones who suffer the most due to these agreements ascompared to their wealthy counterparts. The inconsistencies due toenvironmental,labor, and political concerns and differentials between membercountries can also inhibit some countries from joining. Other thanindividual country rivalry as you have said, free trade can lead theworld from multilateral talks to the formation of rival tradingblocs. This is a cause for the alarm, which makes some countryrefrain from joining the RTAs.However,your explanation on Groupof Three is quite shallow, but the point on rivalry has been clearlyoutlined.

Apartfrom the stigma of attachment to a certain denomination, Christiansopt to be non-denomination to avoid the negativereputation, which comes with such associations. Another reason is thefact that most denominations are characterized by a lot of politicsand infighting. Hence, to maintain peace and harmony, many opt to benon-denominational. Another issue for the increase innon-denomination Christians is the perceived lack of benefit being indenominations. Despite lacking Biblical referencing, it has come outclearly that Christians have many reasons for becomingnon-denominational in your post.


Arguello,R. &amp Kyle, S. (2016). The G-3 Free Trade Agreement: MemberCountries` Agricultural Policies And Its Agricultural Retrieved 12 November 2016, from

TheLatin American Integration Association (ALADI-LAIA). (2016) Retrieved 12 November 2016, from