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Our mission is to develop trade capacity and create innovative trade solutions for the Caribbean region.

The SRC was named after Sir Shridath Ramphal in recognition of this distinguished Caribbean statesman’s critical role in shaping the Caribbean’s trade and economic development policies during the early days of independence for the region.

What We Do

We offer a variety of courses, including our flagship Masters in International Trade Policy (MITP) programme.

We develop and promote research on Caribbean trade and development issues.

We produce original content and host a number of outreach activities to raise awareness of contemporary Caribbean and international trade issues.

Testimonials

Maritza Bengochea – Cohort 7

I would highly recommend the programme. It provides an excellent foundation for anyone looking to pursue a career in international trade. One of the main benefits of the MITP programme is its alumni network. The connections I made through MITP significantly contributed to my professional success. My advice to any future MITP student is to maintain the relationships gained through the programme; it will be invaluable to your career.
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I would highly recommend the programme. It provides an excellent foundation for anyone looking to pursue a career in international trade. One of the main benefits of the MITP programme is its alumni network. The connections I made through MITP significantly contributed to my professional success. My advice to any future MITP student is to maintain the relationships gained through the programme; it will be invaluable to your career.
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SRC Trading Thoughts

When The Dust Settles From The Afri-Caribbean Trade Forum (2022), What’s Next?

When the curtain fell last week on the inaugural Afri-Caribbean Trade and Investment Forum (ACTIF) 2022 hosted jointly by the Afri-Eximbank and the Government of Barbados, spirits were riding high. The three-day conference held in Barbados under the theme “One People. One Destiny. Uniting and Reimagining Our Future”, was hailed…

The Importance of the WTO

By Remorno Hamilton Pursuing the Masters in International Trade Policy offered by the Shridath Ramphal Centre for International Trade Law, Policy and Services at the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus was definitely a great idea, and certainly one of my best life decisions to date. However, adding the study tour to Geneva…

WTO MC 12 Outcomes: What do they mean for the Caribbean?

By Alicia Nicholls Much of the trade policy world released a collective sigh of relief when on June 17 it was announced that ministers and delegates at the World Trade Organisation (WTO)’s Twelfth Ministerial Conference (MC12) had reached an agreement. MC12 had been postponed for two years due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. Negotiators worked…

Transforming the “C” in “LAC” to Combat Global Trade Headwinds

by Alicia Nicholls and Jan Yves Remy For geographic purposes and statistical convenience, the Caribbean sub-region is often subsumed under the umbrella of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).  Despite some improvements, it too often seems as though the “C” in “LAC” is little more than an extra letter given the negligible attention devoted to…

Who We Are

Welcome to the Shridath Ramphal Centre for International Trade Law, Policy and Services (SRC). The SRC is the home of the UWI Flagship Program, the Masters in International Trade Policy (MITP). Take some time to review the information on these pages and we invite you to join us as we seek to become a major force within the University aligned to the vision of our society.

Our History

The origins of today’s Shridath Ramphal Centre for International Trade Law, Policy and Services (SRC) lie in the Centre for International Services (CIS). The CIS was set up in 1999 under the Principal’s Office of the Cave Hill Campus to signal the preparedness of the University of the West Indies (UWI) to respond to the inherent challenges and opportunities for Caribbean countries resulting from the ongoing changes in the world economy. The CIS was mandated to create a forum for the development of the Caribbean services sector through innovation, consultancy, specialized research, advocacy and partnerships.

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