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Expanding China-Caribbean Trade

By Alicia Nicholls

Economic and political ties between the People’s Republic of China (China) and the Caribbean as a whole have undergone a substantial deepening in recent years. For both geostrategic and economic reasons, China has initiated much of this overtur.....

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Can CARICOM Afford to Miss the WTO E-Commerce Train?

On the sidelines of this year’s World Economic Forum meeting in January at Davos, Switzerland, 76 Members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) expressed their intention to begin WTO negotiations on electronic commerce (e-commerce). Making up less than half of the WTO’s overall membership, these willing Members entreated other Me.....

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UNCITRAL Investor-State Dispute Settlement Reform: Why It Matters to Caribbean States

By: Andrea Ewart, Esq.

On 28th June, 2016, an arbitral tribunal ordered the Government of Belize to pay to the private company of Dunkeld International Investments Ltd. the sum of approximately US $171.2 million.1 The award arose out of claims brought by Dunkeld, which held majori.....

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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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