Activity Highlights in Trade and Integration
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.
On April 15th the official portal Smart Talent was launched, an initiative of the Global Services Program Uruguay XXI , with financing from the IDB.
May 1, 2015.
The meetings were conducted within the framework of the XVIII Regional Conference of Directors General of Customs of the Americas and the Caribbean, and the XXXVI Meeting of National Directors of Customs of Latin America, Spain and Portugal.
Apr 30, 2015.