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The IDB trains more than 5,300 officials

By the end of 2015, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), through its Capacity Building Program on Integration and Trade, had trained more than 5,300 officials in its efforts to disseminate integration knowledge in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Dec 15, 2015.

Narrowing the Borders: Trade Facilitation in Latin America and the Caribbean

¨Narrowing the Borders: Trade Facilitation in Latin America and the Caribbean¨ to be held at the IDB headquarters on December 7 will bring together representatives from international organizations, governments, and the private sector to discuss the impacts of recent trade facilitation initiatives in LAC, as well as key policy priorities of this important agenda. In the context of this meeting, the Integration and Trade Sector (INT) of the IDB will present a series of innovative databases and analysis (including firm level data), to evaluate the effects of trade facilitation programs such as the use of risk management systems, expedited transit regimes, single windows, authorized economic operators, and simplified postal export schemes in various LAC countries. These studies will provide a first look into next year INT’s flagship report on trade facilitation “Out of the Border Labyrinth”.

Dec 11, 2015.

Americas Business Dialogue Business Leaders

The participants discussed the opportunities and challenges faced by the private sector and analyzed those sectors of mutual interest in order to dynamize trade and deepen integration.

Nov 25, 2015.

What are the business opportunities between Korea and LAC?

The Business Forum built upon the successful exchange of experiences that took place during the Knowledge Sharing Forum on Development Experiences: Comparative Experiences of Korea and LAC, which was held in March 2015 in Busan, Korea alongside the IDB-IIC 2015 Annual Meeting.

Nov 25, 2015.

The IDB Launches ConnectAmericas.com in Ecuador

Around 400 small and medium Ecuadorian businessmen and entrepreneurs participated today in an event that introduced ConnectAmericas.com, the first social network for businesses in the Americas.

Nov 20, 2015.

The Pacific Alliance promotes Entrepreneurship and Innovation

80 export businesses, 35 buyers from the Pacific Alliance member countries and buyers from observer countries such as the United States and Israel, participated at the event along with 14 Venture Capital Funds and Investors. Also present were startups, funds, international organizations, banking sector, universities, chambers and business associations.

Oct 29, 2015.

AEO, the Pacific Alliance and Central America

Latest news of the Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) Program, the Pacific Alliance, and Central America

Oct 29, 2015.

Pacific Alliance moves towards Financial Integration

Seeking to move towards achieving financial integration within the Pacific Alliance, Public and Private Sector representatives of the four member countries met in Lima, Peru on October 5 and 6 to participate in the Summit “ Pacific Alliance: Financial Integration.”

Oct 29, 2015.

Peru to improve and expand its single windows

The Inter-American Development Bank approved a loan to Peru totaling $20 million to launch a new integrated international trade single window (VUCE in Spanish) that simplifies import-export procedures.

Oct 29, 2015.

Pacific Alliance in Punta Arenas

The Technical Working Groups held the 22nd Round of Meetings of the Pacific Alliance, during which they had the opportunity to discuss the progress achieved and draft progress reports in priority areas for the bloc such as innovation and entrepreneurship, SMEs, trade facilitation, foreign trade single windows, technical-productive education and mobility of persons.

Oct 29, 2015.

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