Álvaro Ugartemendia, an entrepreneur at Lácteos CDS in Argentina, has dedicated himself to grow his family business. In a matter of a few years, CDS went from producing only milk to expanding its market towards cheese and other derived products, they needed to export. To date, his company has received multiple awards and exports to different countries in the region. As in … [Read more...] about Detailed Trade Data for Market Insight and Policy Analysis
The Western Hemisphere covers over 34 countries, each with different factor endowments and development histories, and linked by a complex "spaghetti bowl" of regional integration projects and bilateral and plurilateral trade agreements. Making sense of any one part of these is challenging, but the Integration and Trade Sector's INTrade system offers information that can help … [Read more...] about 5 Data Visualization Tools in INTrade to help you get a handle on LAC trade and integration
Two weeks ago, the IDB’s Integration and Trade Sector (INT) and the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) hosted a Dialogue on inclusive Rules of Origin (RoO) as part of the RTA Exchange project. Rules of origin tell us where a product comes from and how that product should be treated in a particular market. The “rules” are the specific provisions … [Read more...] about 5 things you need to know about inclusive rules of origin and why it will affect trade
Last September we held a live webinar (in Spanish) to present the INTrade website. The presentation focused on the visualization tools of the system, and showed the basic queries that give access to the specific data that may be of use to whoever seeks to learn more about trade flows and the barriers and opportunities in regional trade. If you missed the webinar, you can watch … [Read more...] about Where to get trade and market access data for Latin America and the Caribbean?
These days, the amount of data available about anything, anywhere, is growing much faster than our ability to process and really understand it. This is true in many fields, but especially in matters of international trade. Statistics on trade flows are available in over 5,000 product categories for all countries, and even more detail for many. Tariff rates, non-tariff barriers … [Read more...] about How can we understand the complexity of trade data?