Activity Highlights in Trade and Integration
The Inter-American Single Windows Network (Red VUCE) emerges as an initiative of the region’s countries precisely with the objective to promote the use of electronic single windows as an instrument to facilitate trade, in particular to optimize and reduce times and costs associated with export transactions, import and transit goods according to international standards and best practices.
May 29, 2015.
The new law and its regulatory framework represent an important advance in promoting the collaboration between the public and private sectors. In addition, it will have a positive effect in improving the investment climate in the country, along with a positive impact in the economic development and the potential capacity to attract direct foreign investment to Haiti.
May 28, 2015.
The academic program placed special emphasis on Global Value Chains. For that, the presentation by Juan Blyde, Leading Economist for the IDB’s Integration and Trade Sector was highlighted in the context of his recent publication Synchronized Factories: Latin America and the Caribbean in the Era of Global Value Chains. In his lecture, Blyde stressed the importance for countries to participate in GVCs and identify opportunities and challenges faced by Colombia in this matter.
May 27, 2015.
The apparel industry is also among the largest employers within Haiti, creating jobs for over 36,000 people. The sector currently employs more than 36,000 workers (75% women), represents 10% of national GDP which produces 90% of exports of country, or 845 million US dollars. More than 75% of workers report being a member of at least one loan circle.
May 27, 2015.
The Americas Business Dialogue’s recommendations on trade facilitation were presented In the framework of the VII meeting of the Inter-American Network of International Single Windows (Red VUCE) in Brasilia, Brazil,. These recommendations are included in ABD’s report “From Dialogue to Action: Policy Recommendations and Public-Private Partnership Proposals”. Red VUCE is the regional forum for dialogue and collaboration composed of the agencies that administer electronic single windows in the region.
May 22, 2015.
Around 300 small and medium-sized business owners and entrepreneurs in Colombia participated in an event that introduced ConnectAmericas.com, the first social network for businesses in the Americas.
May 12, 2015.