Caribbean Trade & Development Digest – November 13-20, 2016

These are some of the major trade and development headlines and analysis across the Caribbean region and the world for the week of November 13-20, 2016. 

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REGIONAL NEWS

Antigua & Barbuda PM calls for immediate intervention on climate change US President-elect Trump

Caribbean News Now: Prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Browne speaking at a high-level meeting of the 22nd Session of the Conference of Parties (COP22) in Marrakech, Morocco, called on all government and special groupings in the United Nations to commence discussions with the incoming Donald Trump administration in the United States on climate change. Read more

CARICOM Council Representatives want to expand Caribbean Trade

Prensa Latina: Representatives of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Council for Trade and Economic Development advocated Friday for the strengthening of the links between the member countries, to achieve a greater regional trade, in a forum in Guyana. Read more

OECS and Brazil Agree to Promote more Trade and Investment

Caribbean News Now: The November 14-17 Brazilian-OECS Business and Parliamentary Mission to Saint Lucia and the OECS has ended with several projects identified for follow-up by business interests in Brazil and Saint Lucia – and the rest of the OECS.Read more

Former Barbadian PM wants Jamaica to rescue CARICOM

Jamaica Gleaner: A former Barbadian prime minister is strongly suggesting that Jamaica and other Caribbean countries latch on to the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) to give the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) a boost of confidence.Read more

BVI Concludes Investment Promotion Study Tour in Jamaica

Caribbean News Now: The British Virgin Islands has concluded an Overseas Countries and Territories (OCT) investment promotion study tour in Jamaica. Read more

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

APEC Leaders Push Back against Protectionism

VOA News: Leaders of 21 Asia-Pacific nations have ended their annual summit with a call to resist protectionism and protect the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact, which has been thrown into uncertainty after the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president. Read more

China pledges to lead the way on Trade

Financial Times: President Xi outlines vision amid fear of US disengagement from Asia under Trump. Read more

As Trump kills TPP, Asia turns to RCEP

Global Trade Review: In the aftermath of Donald Trump’s victory in the US presidential election, Asia Pacific states are turning their focus to the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), longed viewed as a rival deal to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Read more

Support for EU rises since Brexit vote, survey shows

Financial Times: Popularity of union confounds anti-Brussels sentiment — even in Britain Read more

CETA is ‘no gold standard’ finds Report ahead of Parliament vote

Eurativ: New research has found that the EU-Canada trade deal fails to deliver on environmental promises and does nothing to encourage the transition to renewable energy or to enforce other climate mitigation measures called for in the Paris Agreement. Read more

NEW ON CARIBBEAN TRADE LAW & DEVELOPMENT

Trump Presidency: What Priorities for US-Caribbean Economic Engagement?

Caribbean Reflections on Soft Power (Guest Article)

De-Risking remains “a key priority”, according to US Treasury

WTO: G20 Trade Restrictions remain High Despite Slowdown in Measures

 

 

 

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