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    SRC alumna authors article on Contract breaches and penalties amidst COVID-19

    Shalisha Samuel, a UK barrister and an alumna of Cohort 5 of the SRC’s Masters in International Trade Policy (MITP) programme, has authored an article on contract breaches and penalties amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The article was published in the Monday, June 1, 2020 edition of Barbados’ leading business magazine, the Barbados Business Authority. The full article may be accessed below: Read more at http://businessauthority.brb.newsmemory.com/

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    SRC congratulates Prof. Joost Pauwelyn on EU nomination for WTO MPIA

    The SRC congratulates our Advisory Board Member, Professor Joost H.B. Pauwelyn, who has been nominated by the European Union (EU) as its candidate to the pool of arbitrators in the new multi-party interim appeal arbitration arrangement (MPIA). The MPIA is a temporary arrangement which went into effect on 30 April 2020 to preserve the two-tier dispute settlement system now that the WTO’s Appellate Body has become defunct since December 2019. Learn more about the MPIA by reading a recent SRC Trading Thoughts on this subject here. Professor Joost Pauwelyn is a highly acclaimed jurist and Professor in International Law at…

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    UPDATED: SRC contributes to Afronomics Symposium on COVID-19 and International Economic Law

    An article authored by J. Jason Cotton, Economist at the Caribbean Development Bank (CBD), SRC Deputy Director Dr. Jan Yves Remy and SRC trade researcher Alicia Nicholls is among the articles to be featured as part of the Afronomics Blog’s COVID-19 Symposium on International Economic Law in the Global South. In their piece which is now live on the Afronomics website, the authors discuss why the COVID-19 pandemic further makes the case for their proposed Trade Vulnerability Index to determine countries’ eligibility for special and differential treatment at the World Trade Organisation (WTO). The article is an abridged version of…

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    COVID-19 Caribbean Responses Database and Trade Quick Guide – Updated May 5 2020

    Our SRC COVID-19 Caribbean Responses Database has been updated as at May 5, 2020. Please see the updated database here. Our SRC Trade Quick Guide on ‘COVID-19 and Trade Implications for CARICOM’ has also been updated and may be found here.

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    SRC congratulates UWI Cave Hill Moot Team on 2nd Place Finish at North American Round of John H Jackson WTO Moot Court Competition

    The SRC wishes to congratulate The University of the West Indies Cave Hill (UWI Cave Hill) Moot Team to the John H Jackson WTO Moot Court Competition which placed 2nd in the North American Round earlier this month. The team consisted of Sarah Baksh, Kara John and Matthew Chin Barnes (team captain). The Overall Winner was Harvard Law School. The UWI Cave Hill Team placed 2nd and was also awarded the Best Memorial for the Complainant, Best Memorial for the Respondent, Best Overall Memorial and Ms Kara John was awarded the Best Orator in the Grand Finals. This is only…

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    SRC Caribbean COVID-19 Policy Response Database

    Interested in knowing the details of Caribbean countries’ COVID-19 policy response?  The SRC has compiled a country by country overview of COVID responses as they relate to trade, health, economic measures taken by CARICOM and OECS and their Member States as at April 15. The database was compiled by our SRC trade researcher Chelcee Brathwaite. Download the database here! You can also access other COVID-19 resources on our special COVID-19 resources page.

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    Our SRC Newsletter for April 2020 is now out!

    Our monthly SRC Newsletter for April 2020 is now out! In this edition, we include two new Trading Thoughts columns and our latest content on COVID-19 and trade. Have a read of our latest edition here.

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    Special SRC Newsletter on COVID-19 & CCJ Advisory Opinion out

    In this special edition of our monthly SRC Newsletter we look at two major developments which have occurred over the past month! The on-going COVID-19 outbreak has caused a campus-wide shutdown forcing us to transition our normal and OECS-MITP cohorts online. In a new Trading Thoughts article, we look at what the on-going COVID-19 pandemic teaches us about Caribbean vulnerability and resilience. We have also included our updated SRC Trade Quick Trade on COVID-19 and Caribbean trade.This month the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) made history by delivering its first advisory opinion concerning the legality of opt outs to freedom of movement. Our second new…

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    Stay Safe during the COVID-19 outbreak

    The SRC cares about your safety during this time and we will be back to normal operation as soon as we can. In the meantime, you can still contact us through our website, email or any staff. Also continue to look out for our research updates under the research and outreach tabs on our website.

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    UPDATED: COVID 19 and Trade – SRC Trade Quick Guide

    Our latest SRC Trade Quick Guide prepared by our trade researcher, Ms. Chelceé Brathwaite, looks at the possible trade impacts of COVID-19 on the Caribbean.  Access the full UPDATED infographic by clicking here.

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