Transport infrastructure is a key to economic development. We know that trade plays a vital role for the development of our societies. OECD has just presented an interesting report on Transport Infrastructure Needs for Future Growth: Capacity to Grow. 

The 2015 International Transport Forum Outlook projects a four-fold increase in international freight traffic with much of this growth involving imports and exports to regions of the world that have insufficient transport infrastructure. Increasing international trade will pose unprecedented challenges to infrastructure development, funding and management. 

The report examines the consequences of increased global trade on the world’s transport infrastructure. More complex international freight flows as a result of diversified global trade patterns will change capacity requirements and increasingly reshape global transport networks over the coming decades. Policy makers need to understand now how these forces are likely to play out in order to ensure adequate and timely investment into transport infrastructure that will continue to provide the backbone of global trade and economic development. 

Here is a link to the entire report: Capacity to Grow
Thanks to my friend Jan Hoffman at UNCTAD for the news on the report.

In May 19, 2016 we celebrated one year of the international conference “Trade Compliance – The Brazilian AEO Program”, held in São Paulo by KGH Border Services and the ICI.BR – International Commerce Institute from Brazil. 

We are celebrating our anniversary and the outcome of the great work that has been done, that continues to flourish:
The Brazilian AEO Program is presently in its second stage – AEO Import Compliance – already granting excellent benefits for the almost 80 certified companies;
The third stage – AEO Single Window, involving Health and Agricultural agencies – is under development, in order to be launched in December 2016, as initially previewed;

Customs-Trade Partnership in Brazil – which has been the backbone of our conference – is rapidly growing in Brazil, being beyond the point of no return;

KGH – ICI.BR partnership continues to render fruits to Brazil. In 2016 the entities will deliver the Trade Compliance Officers Certification program, a comprehensive 120 hours training program for the private sector’s trade compliance leaderships.

Thanks to Alexandre Lira for the article and arrangements.

The legend did it again. In his last game ever for Paris Saint-Germain, the world’s best soccer player Zlatan Ibrahimovic won the French Cup title scoring two  goals in the second half (and had the decisive pass to the third) in PSGs 4-2 victory over Olympique Marseille tonight. 

This was ibras 30th title, more than any other player in the history of the game.

What a winner he is and what a season he has had, the Champion – Zlatan Ibrahimovic. 50 goals for PSG this season.

156 goals in 180 games for PSG. Ibracadabra.