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
In Latin America and the Caribbean, it is estimated that the number of exporting firms is close to 112.000. For the universe of exporters, the stagnation of the external markets seen in the last few years meant fewer opportunities to grow through trade. This might be changing. As is described in detail in the latest update of the Latin America and the Caribbean Trade Trend … [Read more...] about Why Have Exports from Latin America and the Caribbean Grown after Four Years of Contraction?