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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

Dr. Jean Paul Skeete – Cohort 8

I would absolutely 1000% recommend the MITP programme. Expect to be challenged on day 1, as it is a steep learning curve. However, upon becoming a MITP programme graduate, you will be capable of operating in any professional environment at the highest levels of competency. My time spent in the programme was also one of the most enjoyable and memorable experiences of my adult life.
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I would absolutely 1000% recommend the MITP programme. Expect to be challenged on day 1, as it is a steep learning curve. However, upon becoming a MITP programme graduate, you will be capable of operating in any professional environment at the highest levels of competency. My time spent in the programme was also one of the most enjoyable and memorable experiences of my adult life.
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SRC Trading Thoughts

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…

The 9th Summit of the Americas as a Reset for CARICOM-US Economic Relations

By Dr. Jan Yves Remy Whatever one might think of the politics of the Ninth Summit of the Americas due to take place 6-10 June in Los Angeles, one thing is incontrovertible:  for CARICOM leaders, the hemispheric meeting is an opportunity to upgrade economic and trade relations with the United States, at the highest levels. …

Is this the CARICOM we want at fifty?

By Dr. Kai-Ann Skeete Forty-nine years ago, regional Prime Ministers agreed to the establishment of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). Since then the region has had numerous successes and advancements in deepening regional integration. As the region counts down to CARICOM’s 50th Anniversary, the author is pondering: What is in store for CARICOM at 50? Will…

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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