Latin American Free Trade Association (LAFTA)
Association latinoaméricaine de libre échange (ALALE)
Asociación Latinoamericana de Libre Comercio (ALALC)
Associação Latinoamericana de Livre Comércio (ALALC)
1961-06-02 Montevideo Uruguay
2 Jun 1961, Montevideo (Uruguay), on coming into force of the 1st T-XT6069 - Montevideo Treaty, signed 18 Feb 1960, preliminary conferences having been held in 1958 and 1959, under the auspices of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America (ECLA), currently E-XE4175 - United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). Protocol amended in 1973, Caracas (Venezuela). Replaced, 18 Mar 1981, on entry into force of T-XT8069 - Montevideo Treaty 1980, signed 12 Aug 1980 by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the 11 LAFTA countries, establishing the D-XD2879 - Latin American Integration Association (LAIA). Instrumental in setting up or progressing the setting up of: F-XD0055 - Andean Community, through T-XT6969 - Andean Subregional Integration Agreement (Cartagena Agreement); U-XF6244 - Latin American Common Market. LAFTA has been superseded, expanded and continued, since 12 Aug 1980, by LAIA. Instrumental in setting up: D-XD4704 - Asociación Latinoamericana de la Industria Eléctrica, Electrónica y de Gasodomésticos (ALAINEE); D-XD7129 - Latin American Industrialists Association.
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