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The importance of the WTO

By Remorno Hamilton Pursuing the Masters in International Trade Policy offered by the Shridath Ramphal Centre for International Trade Law, Policy and Services at the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus was definitely a great idea, and certainly one of my best life decisions to date. However, adding the study tour to Geneva…

WTO MC 12 Outcomes: What do they mean for the Caribbean?

By Alicia Nicholls Much of the trade policy world released a collective sigh of relief when on June 17 it was announced that ministers and delegates at the World Trade Organisation (WTO)’s Twelfth Ministerial Conference (MC12) had reached an agreement. MC12 had been postponed for two years due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. Negotiators worked…

Study Tour 2022

 The Master’s in International Trade Policy Programme study tour in Geneva 2022

Transforming the “C” in “LAC” to Combat Global Trade Headwinds

by Alicia Nicholls and Jan Yves Remy For geographic purposes and statistical convenience, the Caribbean sub-region is often subsumed under the umbrella of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).  Despite some improvements, it too often seems as though the “C” in “LAC” is little more than an extra letter given the negligible attention devoted to…

The 9th Summit of the Americas as a Reset for CARICOM-US Economic Relations

By Dr. Jan Yves Remy Whatever one might think of the politics of the Ninth Summit of the Americas due to take place 6-10 June in Los Angeles, one thing is incontrovertible:  for CARICOM leaders, the hemispheric meeting is an opportunity to upgrade economic and trade relations with the United States, at the highest levels. …

Is this the CARICOM we want at fifty?

By Dr. Kai-Ann Skeete Forty-nine years ago, regional Prime Ministers agreed to the establishment of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). Since then the region has had numerous successes and advancements in deepening regional integration. As the region counts down to CARICOM’s 50th Anniversary, the author is pondering: What is in store for CARICOM at 50? Will…

Faculty of Social Science (FSS) Open Week – May 23-27, 2022

Join the Faculty of Social Sciences during their Open Week Series of Activities, May 23 – 27, 2022. We invite you to especially tune into the daily ‘Mornin Barbados’ features on CBC TV8 from 6:00 a.m. and the radio programmes on Monday, Tuesday and Friday.

US Trade and Investment Webinar – Webinar 2

The SRC, in collaboration with the US Embassy to Bridgetown (Barbados) and the Caribbean Policy Consortium, for the second in our three-part webinar series on “US-CARICOM Trade and Investment Relations.” The webinar will be held Thursday 19 May, 2022 (11 am-12:30 noon EST) via Zoom, entitled “Exploring Business Opportunities for and with the Private Sector…

A Call for Young Professionals to Transition Into the CSME as Entrepreneurs

By Dr. Kai-Ann 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…

Leveraging Web 3.0 Part 2: Digital Infrastructure and Potential Risks

By Nikolai Layne and 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…