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Special and Differential Treatment in the WTO: A Caribbean Perspective

Special and differential treatment (S&DT), which grants certain preferences and flexibilities to developing countries and Least Developed Countries (LDCs), is a cornerstone of the rules-based multilateral trading system. At present, all WTO developing country members, including those in the Caribbean, benefit from S&DT unde.....

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The Case for Accelerating Gender Mainstreaming in CARICOM Trade Policy

While we can all agree that trade offers the potential for inclusive and sustainable growth in small Caribbean states, deployment of a successful trade strategy requires recognition and ultimately monitoring of its differentiated impacts on women and men. Despite immense strides made in empowering women, they remain under-represente.....

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Can CARIFORUM-UK Trading Relations Survive the Clouds of Uncertainty Hanging over UK-EU Relations?


After almost two years of intense negotiations, a deal between the European Union (EU) and the United Kingdom (UK) giving effect to the will of 17.4 million Britons (51.9% of the vote) to leave the EU remains elusive. Many hoped that the cloud of un.....

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Barbados’ Repeal of its Fiscal Incentives Act: Necessary Evil or Impermissible Imposition?

Amidst much debate, the Barbados Parliament recently voted to repeal the island’s Fiscal Incentives Act (Cap 71A) (FIA) with effect from 2 January, 2019. The ostensible reason was to bring Barbados into conformity with its obligations under the World Trade Organization (WTO), and in particular, the Agreement on Subsidies and Coun.....

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