Brazil nuts, which are native to the Amazon basin, are becoming well-known around the world for their high nutrient content and health benefits. They help regulate the thyroid gland, strengthen the heart and brain function, and support the immune system. However, even in consumer countries that already appreciate the benefits of Brazil nuts, like the Republic of Korea … [Read more...] about Amazonian biobusiness: a major opportunity for Peru
Ports in Latin America still largely follow the typical industrial model, functioning as maritime terminals in the sea-land interface and with a greater focus on managing concessions and their own infrastructure. Some of the more modern ports also act as transportation and distribution centers. Today, for ports to play a truly instrumental role in integration and trade, they … [Read more...] about From Ports to Innovation Ecosystems: A Critical Transformation
The coronavirus crisis has shone a spotlight on how challenging it is for countries to protect the health of the population. To contain the pandemic, governments have taken unprecedented measures such as closing borders or shutting off large areas of their territories. These measures can cause major disruptions to global supply chains and transportation systems. According to … [Read more...] about How Customs can protect us from the coronavirus
Could sea, air and land ports in Latin America and the Caribbean become more efficient and take advantage of new technological tools to compete in global trade? The quick answer is a resounding yes. Only a handful of countries in LAC – Chile, Jamaica, Panama, and Brazil, for example – have, or are implementing, advanced, digitally-connected port systems, in contrast with … [Read more...] about What global ports did to become more efficient
Caribbean islands face significant competitive disadvantages in trade because of a variety of factors — including the size and nature of their economies and their geographic location, which necessitates a reliance on maritime and air transport for most of their import and export needs, with 90 percent of goods being transported by sea. At the same time, maritime transport and … [Read more...] about Short-sea shipping: A solution to Caribbean logistics challenges?