The fragmentation of production processes is an enormous opportunity for countries and companies wishing to put themselves on the global manufacturing and export map What might a vehicle part, a jacket with motion sensors for gaming, a quinoa harvest, or software for managing dairy cattle have in common? All these goods and services are “Made in the Americas,” a marketing … [Read more...] about Increasing the Involvement of Latin American Companies in Global Value Chains
Regulatory obstacles to cross-border e-commerce in Latin America and the Caribbean. Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is home to 400 million internet users, meaning that 60% of its population has online access. In 2017, 140 million digital buyers living in the region spent an estimated US$60 billion in online retail. Most strikingly, LAC is the region with the highest … [Read more...] about Why can’t I e-buy from my neighbors?
INSTITUTIONS, EXPONENTIAL TRADE, AND EQUALITY IN THE AGE OF ALGORITHMS In a world in which globalization is being called into question, especially in developed countries, Latin Americans appear to be committed to regional integration, globalization, and free trade. These conclusions emerged from “Techno-Integration in Latin America: Institutions, Exponential Trade, and Equality … [Read more...] about TECHNO-INTEGRATION IN LATIN AMERICA
This isn’t science fiction. In the last few weeks, Brazilian aerospace giant Embraer has signed an agreement with Uber to explore the manufacture of flying taxis between now and 2020. One of the world’s greatest experts on artificial intelligence, Howard Gardner, has claimed that “once one cedes high level decisions to digital creations, or these artificially intelligent … [Read more...] about The future of work in Latin American Integration 4.0
In the first quarter of 2017, global trade experienced an uptick in the value of goods being traded. This rise, the first since 2014, is the result of higher commodity prices and slightly stronger demand from emerging economies. Prior to this – between the great recession and 2014 – global trade expanded robustly both in terms of value and volume. This volatility in global … [Read more...] about Staying afloat? Opportunities in the Maritime Transport Sector in the Americas