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Can Blockchain Revolutionize International Trade?

An advanced introduction of the technology

Description :

Trade has always been shaped by technological innovation. In recent times, a new technology, Blockchain, has been greeted by many as the next big game-changer. Can Blockchain revolutionize international trade?

This publication seeks to demystify the Blockchain phenomenon by providing a basic explanation of the technology. It analyses the relevance of this technology for international trade by reviewing how it is currently used or can be used in the various areas covered by WTO rules. In doing so, it provides an insight into the extent to which this technology could affect cross-border trade in goods and services, and intellectual property rights. It discusses the potential of Blockchain for reducing trade costs and enhancing supply chain transparency as well as the opportunities it provides for small-scale producers and companies. Finally, it reviews various challenges that must be addressed before the technology can be used on a wide scale and have a significant impact on international trade.

Published November 2018 | 146 pages | 148 x 210 mm | Weight: 0.500 kg

Contents:

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
> 1 INTRODUCTION
> 2 BLOCKCHAIN IN A NUTSHELL
2.1 A brief History
2.2 Blockchain 101
2.3 Types of Blockchains
Permissionless vs. Permissioned Blockchains
Public vs. Private/Consortium Blockchains
2.4 Smart Contracts – A Smart Invention With No Smart Component
2.5 Multiple applications… but not a solution to everything
> 3 CAN BLOCKCHAIN REVOLUTIONIZE INTERNATIONAL TRADE?
3.1 Towards paperless trade?
3.1.1 Can blockchain facilitate trade finance?
3.1.2 Trade facilitation in action
3.1.3 Tying it all together: the bet of transportation and logistics companies
3.1.4 Conclusion
3.2 A New Generation of Services?
3.2.1 Financial services
3.2.2 Insurance
3.2.3 Retail distribution/E-commerce
3.2.4 Conclusion
3.3 Strengthening Intellectual Property Rights
3.4 Enhancing Government Procurement Processes
3.5 Conclusion
> 4 A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITIES... AND CHALLENGES
4.1 Multifaceted opportunities
4.1.1 Enhancing trust and transparency in value chains
4.1.2 Reduction in trade costs
4.1.3 Opportunity for MSMEs and small producers from developing countries
4.2 Success is not a given
4.2.1 Technological challenges
4.2.2 Interoperability challenges
4.2.3 Legal issues
4.2.4 Governance issues
4.2.5 Conclusion
> 5 CONCLUSION
ANNEX - BLOCKCHAIN FOR TECH FANS
GLOSSARY
BIBLIOGRAPHY


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