On June 22, 2020, SRC Deputy Director, Dr. Jan Yves Remy and trade researcher, Alicia Nicholls, participated in the AfronomicsLaw Webinar II Series entitled ‘Vulnerability in Trade and Investment Regimes in the Age of COVID-19‘.
Dr. Remy and Ms. Nicholls provided a Caribbean perspective on the issue of vulnerability in a trade and investment context. Particularly, they spoke about the SRC’s research project, with the help of a noted regional economist, to create a Trade Vulnerability Index (TVI). The TVI is being proposed as an alternative for determining eligibility for special and differential treatment in a World Trade Organization (WTO) context. The SRC’s working paper on the TVI may be accessed here.
The panel was expertly moderated by Dr. Olabisi Akinkugbe, Assistant Professor in the Schulich School of Law of Dalhousie University, California, USA. The four other distinguished panelists were:
Ms. Matiangai Sirleaf, Associate Professor of Law, University Pittsburgh School of Law, USA
Dr. Franziska Sucker, Associate Professor, Oliver Schreiner School of Law, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Dr. Clair Gammage, Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Bristol, UK
Dr. Nicolás Perrone, Research Associate Professor of International Law, Universidad Andrés Bello, Chile
The SRC sincerely thanks AfronomicsLaw for the opportunity to participate in this important discussion.
The video recording from the event may be watched here.