In the 21st century, new technologies have brought exponential progress to many sectors and industries, so much so that we are said to be living through the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0). At the same time, changes in the world of telecommunications mean that we can connect to one another at practically any time, regardless of where we are. These changes are also … [Read more...] about Smart Highways Speed Up Border Crossings
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
Food producers from Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) have an opportunity to start exporting the healthy, organic foods and beverages that currently in fashion all over the world. Gluten-free or kosher snacks are another attractive new niche. But producers wanting to conquer these export markets need to be prepared. Global experts gave us tips and pointers during the LAC … [Read more...] about Selling to supermarkets and international distributors
To learn more about this issue, see chapter 3 of Out Of the Border Labyrinth, a report published by the IDB’s Integration and Trade Sector, and IDB Working Paper series no. IDB-WP-703, “Trust No One?: Security and International Trade.” Security and trade facilitation in an increasingly uncertain international context, including global value chains Around the start of the … [Read more...] about The Authorized Economic Operator Program: Firm Steps toward Exporting to More and More Markets