Lizeth Correa and her husband Jaime Ríos began exporting bananas and lemons from Colombia 14 years ago. Today, they sell over 150 products from at least six countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, including apples, onions, blackberries, and avocados. We are featuring their story in El Hub, the new podcast by ConnectAmericas for exporting small and medium-sized enterprises … [Read more...] about El Hub, a new podcast for exporting SMEs
As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps through the region, hemisphere business leaders grouped in the Americas Business Dialogue (ABD) are working in coordination to bring private sector resources and capabilities to governments to tackle the health and economic emergency. Among the responses put forth by ABD – an initiative led by the private sector and facilitated by the … [Read more...] about Recommendations from the Americas Business Dialogue on tackling COVID-19
The coronavirus pandemic has the potential to wreak havoc on Latin America and the Caribbean’s (LAC) trade and the integration, making it vital for governments to take appropriate measures to reduce its impact on the economy and life of its citizens. Over the last 100 years, there have been seven global pandemics (Spanish flu, Asian flu, Hong Kong flu, H1N1, SARS, MERS, and … [Read more...] about The impact of coronavirus trade and integration: what to do?
By 2050, the production of food will need to grow about 70% to meet the demand of more than 9 billion people from around the world. And as one of the largest net global exporters of food, Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) will have immense opportunities to tap this growing market. LAC is expected to average a 2.6% food and beverage industry growth from 2016-2021, ahead … [Read more...] about Innovations transforming the food and beverage industry
When the European Union (EU) and Mercosur recently announced their free trade agreement after 20 years of negotiations, we were elated. This pact cements a historic opportunity for the four Southern Cone countries to grow their economies, internationalize their companies, be more competitive, and add new jobs. The deal is one of the world’s largest, comparable in size to … [Read more...] about The European Union and Mercosur, a Historic and Promising Deal