This study reviews recent trends and prospects for oceanborne trade between the United States of America and the nations of continental South America. For the near term, moderating rates of growth and high inflation are likely to characterize South American economic development. Trade levels will continue to increase and trends toward a more liberal economic attitude should continue, particularly in Brazil, Argentina and Chile. Nonetheless, economic controls have greater influence here than in any other non-Communist trade, with clear manifestations in the maritime sector such as government ownership, assistance and cargo sharing. While service from all U.S. coasts appears satisfactory for the needs of trade, containerization has not developed fully. In this most rationalized trade, rate increases have been imposed at levels lower than experienced in many other trades. A list of Commission approved agreements and a description of current litigation is to be found at the conclusion.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Maritime Commission

    800 North Capital Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20573
  • Publication Date: 1980-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 98 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00312188
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Staff Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1980 12:00AM