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?
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
Most products today are made globally. The inputs used in their making come from all over the world, which means producers rely on highly integrated and well-functioning supply chains to obtain the necessary inputs in a timely and cost efficient way. Consequently, regulation designed with domestic needs only is no longer sufficient. For supply chains – regional and global – to … [Read more...] about The Importance of Regulatory Coherence in a World of Global Value Chains
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
[Photo: Silvina Moschini, CEO at SheWorks!] At first sight, Coronda seems to be an Argentine rural town like any other. However, from its squares and strawberry plantations, a woman innovates in the service industry. Maricruz Tabbia with his personal computer is revolutionizing the labor market, recruiting professionals from Russia to the United States. Maricruz is the Chief … [Read more...] about Outsourcing: An Opportunity for Women’s Empowerment?