From GE Reports, 5 July 2017 Digitization and e-commerce are opening new opportunities for developing countries to promote entrepreneurship, job-creation and small businesses. However, the funding needs to haul developing countries over the digital chasms are gigantic. Over three-quarters of small developing country companies have yet to sell online. The deck is often stacked against them – over 60 percent of small developing country companies rate e-commerce logistics and ac
Nextrade CEO Kati Suominen spoke at the lively Zócalo/UCLA event entitled “Does Globalization Only Serve Elites?” before a packed house at the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy in Little Tokyo in Los Angeles. The panel noted that California has benefited greatly from globalization — from cheap T-shirts, to leaps in technology, to proximity to Asia, to its agricultural exports. Suominen highlighted ways for California and and the United States to power exports
Netrade CEO Kati Suominen was hired to contribute to the UNCTAD 's 2017 Innovation Economy Report, to explore especially the relationship between digitization and international trade, and propose new ideas to further cross-border ecommerce.
America has a huge opportunity to expand exports of manufactures - and one way to accomplish that is through expanding manufacturers' ecommerce capabilities. Nextrade was selected to build a repository of guides for the U.S. Commerce Department and it's eCommerce Innovation Lab that help American manufacturers sell online cross-border.