November 7, 2016

This first appeared in: http://www.gereports.com/heres-really-debating-comes-trade/

Of American micro and small businesses that sell on eBay, 97 percent export. Small online sellers are the new face of world trade. Export credit agencies must learn to support them, writ...

October 22, 2016

Nextrade CEO keynoted today"s Global Small Business Forum in Chicago. She discussed how the mobile revolution opens enormous B2C and B2B business opportunities worldwide, how to create an impactful omnichannel marketing strategy for international markets, and factors t...

October 5, 2016

Nextrade CEO spoke twice today at the annual conference of the World Information Technology and Services Alliance in Brasilia. Among other panelists included Professor Anupam Chander, Professor Law, University of California, Davis; H.E. Alex Mora, Minister of Foreign T...

August 12, 2016

Nextrade CEO Kati Suominen  spoke on ecommerce consumption patterns in Latin America and on cross border ecommerce at eCommerce Day Buenos Aires. See her ecommerce consumption PPT here, and cross-border PPT here.

August 2, 2016

Nextrade developed and has launched a massive open online course on regional trade agreements with the leading massive open online learning platform edX.org and the Inter-American Development Bank.

Designed primarily for Latin America business leaders and policymakers,...

April 16, 2016

On February 11, 2016, the US Senate passed the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015, which, among other things, raises the threshold for de minimis – the maximum value of an import that is exempt from customs duties and complicated rules of origin – fro...

April 13, 2016

This article first appeared in: http://www.gereports.com/kati-suominen-how-to-help-entrepreneurs-in-developing-countries-enter-the-ecommerce-era/

By bringing together public- and private-sector support for digital trade, the Global Fund for Ecommerce could help developi...

April 11, 2016

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 demand for trade finance.

This financing can be used as export wo...

March 7, 2016

This article first appeared in: http://www.gereports.com/kati-suominen-3-ways-to-navigate-the-ambiguity-of-growth/

Amid global economic uncertainty, here are three levers for topline growth.

Not a day goes by without news about a slowdown in the world economy. Yet parado...

February 21, 2016

Ecommerce is spreading quickly around the world, enabling countries to tap latent sources of growth: using ecommerce, companies can sell and buy goods and services with greater ease globally, while consumers access a wider variety of goods and services at lower cost.

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February 21, 2016

This article appeared in GE Reports on 19 February: 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...

July 3, 2015

Published in http://e15initiative.org/blogs/aid-for-etrade-accelerating-the-e-commerce-revolution/

As the June global Aid for Trade Review approaches, a quiet revolution is unfolding in international trade: individuals and small businesses around the world are increasin...

April 4, 2015

Across America, individuals and small businesses are increasingly buying and selling goods and services online. According to U.S. Census Bureau, the total online transactions in the U.S. grew from $3 trillion in 2006 to $5.4 trillion in 2012, to about a third of U.S. G...

This is co-authored with Jessica Lee, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and highlights our new report.

Out of all the companies in the United States, only 4 percent are exporters.

This statistic is surprising given the outsized role that exports played in helpi...

December 11, 2014

This article ran in BRINK on 3 December: http://www.brinknews.com/how-digital-protectionism-threatens-to-derail-21st-century-businesses/

A decade ago, Thomas Friedman’s The World is Flat popularized globalization as a process where Apple, Dell, IBM and other giant corpo...

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