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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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  • CARICOM SIDS and the WTO Fisheries Subsidies NegotiationsCARICOM SIDS and the WTO Fisheries Subsidies Negotiations
    Alicia Nicholls and Leisel Juman By the time the World Trade Organization (WTO) holds its Twelfth Ministerial Conference (MC12) in November this year, Members hope to have finally reached a multilateral agreement to discipline harmful fisheries subsidies. Fisheries subsidies negotiations have been on-going at the WTO since 2001. Should an agreement be reached among the… Read more »
  • The EU’s Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism and CARICOMThe EU’s Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism and CARICOM
    Dr. Jan Yves Remy and Kaycia Ellis-Bourne On 14 July 2021, the European Union (EU) released its long-awaited proposal for a Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) which will serve as the EU bloc’s first carbon import levy. As anticipated, the proposed CBAM has attracted attention among international observers, even if it has not been widely… Read more »
  • Facilitating Private Sector Investment for SDG Achievement in Caribbean SIDSFacilitating Private Sector Investment for SDG Achievement in Caribbean SIDS
    By: Matthew Wilson The following is an adapted article from talking points delivered by esteemed panelist Mr. Matthew Wilson at the August 5, 2021 Shridath Ramphal Centre event on ‘Facilitating private sector investment for SDG achievement in Caribbean SIDs‘.  Thank you to Professor Jeffrey Sachs for his introductory remarks. Like many of us I watched his… Read more »
  • The CARICOM Commission’s Report on the Economy: Time to Play Your Part!The CARICOM Commission’s Report on the Economy:  Time to Play Your Part!
    Dr. Jan Yves Remy At the invitation of the Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados, I recently participated in a vibrant session of the Caribbean Economic Forum entitled “Putting People at the Centre of Development in the Caribbean”.   My fellow panelists – Professor Avinash Persaud and Dr. Damien King – were two of ten… Read more »
  • TRIPS and Health: Moving towards a friendlier intellectual property regimeTRIPS and Health: Moving towards a friendlier intellectual property regime
    By Tara Leevy Over the past decade, global health issues, and questions about the impact of international trade on global health have taken centre-stage. The diverse nature of health-related conflicts that have arisen within the international trade context dramatically illustrate that it is no longer possible to view issues of global health and international trade… Read more »