Every time we use our phones, tablets, or computers, we leave a "fingerprint" whose information can be manipulated by cybercriminals. We’re all at risk from cyberattacks, just like the rest of the two-thirds of the world's population that use mobile devices. Hackers are all around us. Ecuador reported 40 million online attacks following the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian … [Read more...] about Cybersecurity: How to protect trade platforms
You are an efficient producer and want to start exporting. You have the resources and an understanding of potential markets. You also have the installed capacity, the source suppliers and have identified buyers in other countries. However, what is more likely to hurt your competitiveness is moving your goods to the customers. Armies win wars by being better at the logistics … [Read more...] about Latin America struggles with trade logistics. Here’s what we can do.
Blockchain can be used in small ways to have big impacts. Our work with four customs agencies is an example. First, some background on this technology before getting into the details. Blockchain can help us trust the information we are given. Knowing that the data is true and hasn’t been tampered with is a big deal in everything from food labels to financial … [Read more...] about How blockchain can make trade safer
No one thinking seriously about Latin America and the Caribbean’s (LAC) engagement with the global economy can deny the importance of trade, investment, and cooperation with Asia. But why is India often overlooked? The possibilities for deeper ties are immense, as detailed in the study LatIndia: the Future of Cooperation between India and Latin America. India is a 1.3 … [Read more...] about India: giant trade possibilities
When you think of the main export destinations for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), the first countries that come to mind are the United States and China. However, there is a big potential for products from LAC in other parts of the world, including the Gulf countries. True, the geographic and cultural distance between these nations and LAC is considerable, but the … [Read more...] about The Gulf: A Big Opportunity for Trade