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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

Jamelia Greene – Cohort 9

MITP got my foot into the door in the field of international business development because of the multi-dimensional skill set the program gave us. MITP taught us how to manage our time in a way that we don't just work from our strengths but continually learn from those around us all at the same time.
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MITP got my foot into the door in the field of international business development because of the multi-dimensional skill set the program gave us. MITP taught us how to manage our time in a way that we don't just work from our strengths but continually learn from those around us all at the same time.
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SRC Trading Thoughts

Why the Bridgetown Initiative on Climate Finance is Good For Trade

It was not so long ago, in March 2022, that Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley of Barbados went to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva seeking concrete answers on how the WTO was helping developing countries with one of their most pressing needs – financing their climate adaptation and…

Pound Volatility’s Implications for Caribbean Tourism and Trade

Winter is coming! And not in the Game of Thrones sense. The big news in currency markets on Monday, September 26, 2022 was the British pound (GBP)’s record slump against the United States dollar (USD). It seems unfathomable now that years ago one UK pound was worth some 2 USD. Then early…

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

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…

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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