The Americas were still recovering from the multiple economic and social challenges triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic when war broke out in Ukraine, increasing global tensions. These two vastly distinct types of disasters underline how important human resilience is. Resilience was on our minds when we began examining the private sector's role during this disruptive and … [Read more...] about A resilient private sector puts forward an ambitious plan for sustainable and inclusive growth in the Americas
The Virtuous Path of Exports ‘Compatible’ with the Brazilian Amazon Forest
Many times, when we talk about the Amazon, we tend to see its importance as the home of nearly half of the tropical carbon stocks in the world. But a detailed view shows that there is underlying economic potential to catalyze forest conservation and restoration with sustainable social and economic development activities through forest-compatible export … [Read more...] about The Virtuous Path of Exports ‘Compatible’ with the Brazilian Amazon Forest
Can trade policy contribute to fighting global warming in Latin America and the Caribbean?
Like their colleagues around the world, trade ministers in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) can barely get a break these days. Backlashes against globalization at home and abroad were swiftly followed by a public health crisis and geopolitical tensions that revived long-dormant calls for protection. As if that wasn’t enough, trade policy has also been called to play a role … [Read more...] about Can trade policy contribute to fighting global warming in Latin America and the Caribbean?
Korea and Latin America and the Caribbean: Partners for Sustainable Trade and Investment￼
Trade and investment relations between Korea and Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) have come a long way. As the two economies embraced trade liberalization in the early 1990s, their bilateral trade grew at an impressive annual rate of 11.5%—reaching a record high of US$57 billion in 2021. The trade boom came along with US$26 billion in investments by Korean firms in the … [Read more...] about Korea and Latin America and the Caribbean: Partners for Sustainable Trade and Investment￼
Technical measures: the not so visible barriers to trade
When you buy a new TV, you don't expect to get an electric shock while plugging the cord into the outlet or burn your hand while handling the remote control. The truth is that no one expects to suffer a misfortune when they get ready to watch their favorite show or streaming series. That is why most countries in the world impose regulations on the marketing of many goods - not … [Read more...] about Technical measures: the not so visible barriers to trade