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The SRC Trading Thoughts Column is a bimonthly issue produced at the SRC in which we, or contributing authors, provide critical views and thoughts on issues of ongoing interest in trade and investment, with a particular focus on the Caribbean.

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  • A Call for Young Professionals to Transition Into the CSME as EntrepreneursA Call for Young Professionals to Transition Into the CSME as Entrepreneurs
    Dr. Kai-Ann D. Skeete The last time I wrote this column, my simple advice was to brace for impact…major disruption to your yuletide season. In an effort not to sound repetitive, my advice now is to buckle down and make the CARICOM Single Market (CSM) work for you as an entrepreneur. After all, our governments… Read more »
  • Leveraging Web 3.0 Part 2: Digital Infrastructure and Potential RisksLeveraging Web 3.0 Part 2: Digital Infrastructure and Potential Risks
    By Nikolai Layne & Chelcee Brathwaite In our first piece titled: Leveraging Web 3.0 to Boost Trade & Investment in the Orange Economy we explored how Web 3.0 developments like smart contracts, asset tokenization, and the metaverse can be leveraged in the orange economy. In this SRC Trading Thoughts, we examine practical tools and applications… Read more »
  • The WTO must deliver on PM Mottley’s message … and on the next-generation version of itself!The WTO must deliver on PM Mottley’s message … and on the next-generation version of itself!
    By Dr. Jan Yves Remy At a time when all is not well with international economic relations, a message of inclusiveness, equity and morality in trade appears to have resonated strongly in a room at the World Trade Organization (WTO) packed to capacity with trade negotiators, dignitaries, WTO staff, students and academics.  Assembled to hear… Read more »
  • Integrating Gender and Trade Policy in CARICOM for this Year’s International Women’s DayIntegrating Gender and Trade Policy in CARICOM for this Year’s International Women’s Day
    by Jan Yves Remy (Director, SRC) and Tonni Brodber (Representative, UN Women, Caribbean) It would be remiss not to highlight important strides made recently to advance the trade and gender agenda in CARICOM:  Under the incoming Presidency of Barbados, UNCTAD XV hosted an inaugural Forum on Gender and Development, led by Caribbean feminists, with the… Read more »
  • The Chamber and Barbados’ Trade Mission to GuyanaThe Chamber and Barbados’ Trade Mission to Guyana
    by Misha Lobban Clarke At bilateral negotiations held between President of Guyana, Dr Mohamed Irfaan Ali, and the Prime Minister of Barbados, Honourable Mia Amor Mottley, at the margins of the UNCTAD XV hosted in Barbados in October 2021, a decision was taken by both leaders to chart a new paradigm in the relations between… Read more »