BKP Development Research & Consulting GmbH (BKP Development) is an economic research and consulting firm owned and managed by its two partners, and with a core staff of about ten experts. The company was established in 2006 and is based in Munich (Germany) with associates in Canada, Ethiopia, Ghana and the Netherlands.
First European Investment Forum in Uruguay
The First European Investment Forum in Uruguay will take place in Montevideo on 21-22 June 2017. It is an initiative promoted and financed by the European Union. The activity is co-organized with Uruguay XXI, the country's Investment and Export Promotion Institute.
The Forum's agenda will include visits to some investment projects and business platforms in Uruguay (tax free zones, industrial parks and free ports) and an intense business round.
The Forum is a unique event in which entrepreneurs from both continents will have the opportunity to create strategic alliances and do “real business” in B2B meetings.
Uruguay has a public investment plan of 12 billion dollars for the period 2015-2019, with foreseen investments in the areas of road infrastructure, energy, education and health.
Study on the EU-Turkey customs union and potential modernisation published
Our study for the European Commission's DG Trade serving as a background document to the Commission's impact assessment has just been published. The Commission has proposed to modernise the existing bilateral trade framework and requested a mandate from the Council to negotiate such modernisation with Turkey. Download the study.
How can companies in emerging markets acquire new technology?
In a blogpost on the World Economic Forum's Agenda website, Dan Ciuriak and Derk Bienen discuss three alternative modes of how developing countries can acquire technology: “build” (developing new technology in-house), “borrow” (attracting FDI), and “buy” (buying technology). The authors suggest that the third mode constitutes an alternative to the mainstream "build" and "borrow" modes worthwhile to be considered by policy-makers in developing countries, and provide some recommendations for its implementation.
Improving Market Access for Small Enterprise in Regional Trade Agreements
Dan Ciuriak, Hanne Melin and Derk Bienen contribute an analysis of the design principles for the mega regional trade negotiations to facilitate SME utilisation of these agreements. Published in the Brazilian edition of the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development’s journal, Pontes.
An English version of the paper is available on SSRN.