The rapid growth of the internet and other information and communication technologies (ICTs) is changing the way we do business, consume, produce and interact with one another. ICTs are reducing traditional trade barriers like distance and time, allowing businesses and consumers around the globe to connect and trade. This has led to the rapid growth of digital trade, or … [Read more...] about How can we make digital trade more inclusive?
Innovation and Technology
In April, we celebrated the first anniversary of our blog Beyond Borders. Over the course of the year, we published more than 57 articles and the blog received more than 59,000 visits. We hope that this roundup of our most popular articles will motivate you to keep reading and telling us what you think about our posts so that we can make them increasingly relevant and … [Read more...] about Our Most Popular Articles: A Look at Trade in Latin America and the Caribbean
On the Verge of a New Era of Transparency and Efficiency for Supply Chains Do you know how far your brand-new sneakers traveled before you even took one step in them? From manufacturing to shipping to distribution, your sneakers were already world travelers before getting to your feet. Information on your sneakers’ journey – where they visited, how long they were there, and all … [Read more...] about How Blockchain Will Track Your Sneakers around the World — and Get Them to You Faster
Climate change is the greatest threat facing humanity. You don’t need to be an expert on the matter to accept this fact: scientists around the world have warned us at length about global warming, although many people strive to deny it. Farmers in Paraguay, people living in the Peruvian jungle, and beekeepers in Argentina have all noticed how unpredictable the weather has … [Read more...] about Disruptive Technologies (and Ideas) for Fighting Climate Change
We are living through a technological revolution, so does it make sense to think about integration in Latin America the way we did 25 years ago? Back then, when the MERCOSUR was created, there was no e-commerce, no sharing economy, no Internet of Things, and no artificial intelligence. Big data for logistics was science fiction and no one had heard of additive manufacturing. … [Read more...] about Four Core Features for a Smart Regionalism: MERCOSUR Futures