Not fearing free trade, lowering tariffs and facilitating business development are some of the ingredients the Chilean export model that Central America could follow.
In an interview with Elfinancierocr.com, ProChile's director, Roberto Paiva, explained that one of the main reasons behind the success of his country's foreign trade model is the high degree of trade liberalization.Not only for having reduced tariffs, but also for"... 'having negotiated trade agreements. We have agreements with Europe and much of Asia. We don't yet have Africa.This opening not only lowers tariffs but brings us closer to the market and the business'. "
Competitiveness in the production of goods and services is directly dependent on the adoption of digital technologies, meaning that having connectivity is vital.
The World Bank is analyzing the impact of the internet and mobile telephony in economic development and the "digital dividend" generated by improving economies in general and the business sector in particular, and its productivity through digital technologies.
The multi million dollar spending sprees that governments hope will drive innovation and improvements in business productivity is in stark contrast with the widespread tendency to maintain the status quo of the markets.
"In 2005 in Costa Rica they wanted to block Skype, in 2015 they want to block Uber."
The practical sharing economy is keeping pace with digital communications and logistics systems finely tuned to all size markets.
And this realization already extends beyond using Airbnb to rent an apartment for vacation or a using Uber to make a journey. If you need a drill for a couple of hours to hang new curtains, why buy it if it is something which afterwards you will only use occasionally? Rent it. Surely someone in your neighborhood has a drill that they once bought to hang their own curtains, and is willing to rent it for less than a new one costs.
The mere announcement of the arrival in Costa Rica of the private transport network has already generated projects that result in benefits for consumers.
Competition is always good, and its actual existence in any market produces better use of available resources, bringing benefits for society in terms of better products and services and reducing costs.
While the ambition of being a state employee grows, in the last two years the number of start up enterprises or early-stage companies fell by 35%.
The decrease was observed in all types of enterprises, both those in initial stages, when wages had been paid for less than three months, as well as those in the gestation phase, in which companies have paid salaries to employees for more than three months.
The world today is Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity: job security and long-term retention concepts are doomed to extinction.
Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity (VUCA) is a concept originally used by the military which defines "those situations where strategy, planning and decision-making take on extraordinary levels of difficulty, because the decision maker lacks minimum parameters required to guide their judgment. "
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