June 18, 2020

Nextrade has been hired to drive the development of ecommerce strategy for the USAID project Future Growth Initiative in Central Asia, including Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. Nextrade strategy work involves building investments and c...

December 19, 2019

In Washington and on campaign trails, trade and technology are evil twins spreading worry and anxiety. Trade is in a state of war, big tech is ending our privacy, and AI overlords are stealing our jobs. Yet behind the cacophony of tweets on tariffs and techlashes is im...

December 17, 2019

The United States and the United Kingdom are the world’s leading exporters of digitally-delivered services, and much of their trade is with each other.

The United States exports more services (such as business, professional, technical, insurance, financial, and telecomm...

December 16, 2019

Nextrade is extremely proud to announce the launch of Alliance for eTrade Development II between USAID and 10 companies (Cargill, DHL, UPS, Etsy, PayPal, Mastercard, Visa, Ringier One Africa Media, Element Inc., and Latin American eCommerce Institute), to drive ecommer...

November 7, 2019

Nextrade CEO Kati Suominen joined a fast-moving panel at World Trade Symposium on how blockchain, AI, ecommerce, and next generation event-based payments will power world trade and interoperability among players in the trade ecosystem, with Michael White, CEO of Tradel...

November 5, 2019

There has been a great deal of talk about a supposed skills gap in US manufacturing. The bigger and more accurate story however, per a new report by Nextrade CEO Kati Suominen for CSIS and Arconic Foundation,  a mismatch problems in manufacturing labor markets that kee...

October 22, 2019

Nextrade Group has been hired to develop the Inter-American Development Bank's strategy for helping the Bank's clients governments power trade through technology and new financial instruments that unlock private capital and technology behind trade in Latin America and...

October 18, 2019

Nextrade CEO Kati Suominen was honored to join CEO of DBS Piyush Gupta, Executive Chairman of BBVA Carlos Torres Vila, and IIF Senior Director Brad Carr on a panel "Views of the C-Suite: Agenda for Seizing the Digital Era," to discuss ways to accelerate digitization of...

September 13, 2019

Nextrade Group is proud to announce a new project with Cenpromype, an SME development organization led by eight Central American governments, on a highly timely project to accelerate ecommerce development across Central America.

Funded by U.S. State Department, the 3-ye...

August 30, 2019

Nextrade CEO Kati Suominen spoke today about ways for governments to leverage blockchain to facilitate trade and streamline single windows at the 11th annual RED VUCE (Network of Latin American and Caribbean single windows meeting) hosted by the Government of Chile and...

May 1, 2019

Online sellers require new financing options such as fast-disbursing working capital options, In this Ecommerce Week panel "Investment and funding for e-commerce value chain in developing countries" Nextrade organized with Ecommerce Brasil, BASIS of Bangladesh,  Master...

December 14, 2018

Nextrade CEO Kati Suominen addressed Latin American trade ministers during the Inter-American Development Bank's Regional Policy Dialogues in Washington on 29 November 2018. Suominen spoke during an event organized by the IADB with the Latin American Internet Associati...

December 5, 2018

As part of the work stream of the Alliance for eTrade Development supported by USAID and managed by Business for eTrade Development, Nextrade CEO and Business for eTrade Development Kati Suominen presented the Alliance's findings of research on the optimal mix of polic...

November 14, 2018

Governments are formulating ecommerce policies and some prepare to negotiate common ecommerce rules at the WTO.  But what should they focus on, to maximize the opportunities of ecommerce for trade and development? Nextrade weighhed in with a wide-ranging data-driven pr...

November 1, 2018

Blockchain is transforming businesses, markets, and economies. U.S. companies are leading the development of blockchain technologies and use cases around the world. On 1 November 2018, Nextrade CEO Kati Suominen presented a report she authored for the Scholl Chair in B...

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