Author Archives: Kati Suominen

How the Internet and E-Commerce Are Hacking Protectionism

This first appeared in Zocalo Consider two distinct worlds only a few miles from each other. One world is that of Jennifer and Nicole, recently featured in The New York Times, who have worked all their lives at the Carrier air conditioner … Continue reading

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Nextrade Group Announces New, Actionable Ecommerce Development Survey and Index

By Kati Suominen, Founder and CEO Ecommerce is reshaping the patterns, players, and possibilities of international trade. It is opening new trade opportunities for companies of all sizes and across sectors. However, numerous challenges need to be overcome for digitization … Continue reading

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Nextrade Publishes a New Report on Digital Trade in Latin America  

By Kati Suominen, Founder and CEO ​The Internet roared to the scene in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) and it is transforming the way Latin Americans interact, shop, bank, and spend their time. The Internet is changing regional consumption … Continue reading

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Silver Bullet to Fire Up Small Business Exports: Plurilateral Agreement on De Minimis

By Kati Suominen For governments seeking to harness the promise of ecommerce to catalyze entrepreneurship, small business exports, and job-creation in their economies, unburdening small online sellers from arcane customs procedures and duties should be a top priority. The quick-fix … Continue reading

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How The Global Fund For Ecommerce Is Helping Entrepreneurs In Developing Countries Enter The Digital Era

This article first appeared at: http://www.gereports.com/kati-suominen-how-to-help-entrepreneurs-in-developing-countries-enter-the-ecommerce-era/ Ecommerce has emerged as a powerful driver of economic growth, inclusive trade and job-creation worldwide. Yet while research shows ecommerce dramatically increases the odds for small businesses to stay in business, export and grow, most … Continue reading

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Next Big Roadblock To Trade — Congested Cities

This article first appeared at: http://www.gereports.com/kati-suominen-next-big-roadblock-to-trade-congested-cities/ As corporations have built giant global supply chains around the world, governments have done their share, reducing tariffs and other trade barriers impeding market access of goods and services. Although the implementation of the WTO’s … Continue reading

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Growth Capital Gap Vital to Debate on Trade Finance Gap

This article first appeared at: http://www.brinknews.com/growth-capital-gap-vital-to-debate-on-trade-finance-gap/ As governments around the world look to small and mid-size enterprises (SMEs) as engines of growth, trade and job creation, a thorny challenge stands in the way: hundreds of billions of dollars of pent-up … Continue reading

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