The impact of COVID-19 on transport and logistics connectivity in the landlocked countries of South America
Given their geographic situation, landlocked developing countries have been hit doubly hard by the cross-border processes implemented to contain the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
This research provides a detailed explanation of the responses to the COVID-19 pandemic in the areas of international trade and transport adopted by the Governments of the Plurinational State of Bolivia and of Paraguay to limit the effects of the pandemic on trade operations and supply chains in their countries. It also provides a set of policy recommendations to preserve and improve trade facilitation and transport connectivity with transit countries in the framework of Vienna Programme of Action for Landlocked Developing Countries for the Decade 2014–2024.
Impact of COVID-19 on transport and logistics connectivity in the Caribbean
Given their small size and geographic isolation, Caribbean countries are highly reliant on trade and tourism as important sources of income and employment. Lockdowns in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic have left islands closed, airports without flights, hotels shuttered, cruise ships docked in ports and economies in crisis.
This research provides a detailed explanation of the responses to COVID-19 in the areas of international trade and transport adopted by English-speaking countries of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to limit the effects of the pandemic on trade operations and supply chains in the region. It also provides a set of policy recommendations to preserve and improve trade and transport connectivity in the Caribbean basin.
Digital Transformation in Latin American and Caribbean logistics
This FAL Bulletin continues the Reflections on Disruptive Technologies in Transport that ECLAC has been publishing through this medium. The present edition analyses the importance of the digital transformation of logistics, especially in the current circumstances where the need for fluid, safe and resilient logistics calls for additional actions on traceability and process facilitation.