In the lead-up to the World Trade Organization (WTO)’s Twelfth Ministerial Conference (MC12) in Geneva, the SRC and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) brought together international and regional trade experts to discuss the issues at stake for Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member States.
In this second of two webinars held on 23 November 2021 we discussed some of the new initiatives being pursued by sections of the WTO’s Membership such as Joint Statement Initiatives (JSIs) on e-commerce, investment facilitation, services domestic regulation, plastics pollution and trade and environmental sustainability.
Our experts were
·Ambassador Chad Blackman: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of Barbados to the United Nations and WTO
· Mr. Stephen Fevrier: Senior Adviser to the WTO Director-General
· Dr. Carolyn Deere Birkbeck: Director, Forum on Trade, Environment & the SDGs and Senior Researcher, Global Governance Centre, The Graduate Institute of Geneva
· Mr. Audel Cunningham: Trade Consultant/Expert, Former Legal Adviser at CARICOM Secretariat’s Office of Trade Negotiations
· Organizers/moderators: Mr. Joel Richards (OECS) and Ms. Alicia Nicholls (SRC)
The recording of the second webinar may be viewed below: