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The Global BPO Sector Launch in Haiti

As the only tri-lingual location, the Haitian BPO sector is in a unique position to seamlessly service clients across USA, Canada and Europe in French, English and Spanish. This coupled with the availability of scalable workforce and low costs make Haiti one of the most attractive emerging BPO destinations that global investors. The sector is expected to create as much as 5,000 jobs in total over the next three to four years.

Jan 14, 2016.

How to connect SMEs with global markets?

Framed in a Symposium on Trade and Development during the 10th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO), the Nairobi Trade and Business Forum (NTBF) provided a platform for meeting and participation closer between companies and policy makers. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) participated launching his successful ConnectAmericas initiative, the first social network of the Americas business.

Dec 16, 2015.

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 in Ecuador

Around 400 small and medium Ecuadorian businessmen and entrepreneurs participated today in an event that introduced, 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.

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