On Friday, October 2, 2020, the SRC hosted a session for Geneva Trade Week that extends our work on a Trade Vulnerability Index (TVI) that can be deployed in trade negotiations to help WTO countries overcome their vulnerabilities and work towards resilient outcomes.
Our international slate of panelists discussed the concrete possibilities for using the TVI at the WTO. They were:
Dr. Travis Mitchell – Economist, Commonwealth Secretariat
Mr. Jason Cotton – Economist, Caribbean Development Bank
Dr. Hannes Schloeman – WTI Advisor, Trade Policy/Law Advisor
Dr. Patrick Low – Independent Consultant/Economist
The event was moderated by Dr. Jan Yves Remy, our Deputy Director.
Barbados’ Prime Minister Mia Mottley has called for such a Vulnerability Index in her recent interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour which you can watch here.
The recording from the event can be watched here: