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President Biden’s Trade Policy Agenda 2021 Released
Blacklisting discussed at CARICOM Inter-sessional Meeting
Vaccinate now, vaccinate everyone: Vaccines, viruses and the war for immunological supremacy (Guest Contribution)
The need for a CARICOM Trade and Development Strategy
US Rejoining Paris Agreement: Important Step Forward but Giant Leaps Still Needed
WTO DG Race: Okonjo-Iweala secures Biden-Harris support
EU-CARIFORUM EPA Monitoring Report finds five-fold increase in EU FDI to CARIFORUM
Belize and St. Kitts-Nevis Settle Trade Dispute over Brown Sugar
What’s Happened in Trade since December 2020?
CARICOM-Private Sector Engagement Requires Sustainable Development as its ‘Guide Star’
RCEP and Caribbean-Asian Economic Relations
Biden/Harris Victory: What might it mean for US-Caribbean Relations?
Deeper Caribbean trade and tourism: An aspirin for the COVID-19 ‘heart attack’?
Applied Intelligence: A Strategy for the Caribbean’s Future Prosperity (Guest contribution)
The US 2020 Presidential Elections: What’s at stake for the Caribbean?
WTO on track to select first female Director-General
OECS States on WTO’s provisional list of trade policy reviews for 2021
Owen Arthur: Champion of Small States
Tribute to former Barbados Prime Minister the Rt. Hon Prof. Owen S. Arthur
WTO DG Candidates kick off their campaigns
COVID-19: Why Caribbean Countries should re-examine their investment treaties
COVID-19’s Impact on Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (MSMEs) (Guest contribution)
Building Climate Resilient Agriculture (Guest contribution)
Agriculture Labour: Repositioning Regional Agriculture (Guest contribution)
COVID-19: The Push to Conflict (Guest contribution)
The EU’s Updated Draft AML/CFT List of High Risk Third Jurisdictions ‘Take Two’: A Critique
COVID-19: Caribbean begins ‘to flatten curve’ but economic damage inevitable
What COVID-19 trade measures have WTO members notified so far?
Several WTO Members agree on interim appeal arrangement for dispute settlement
COVID-19: How have Caribbean governments responded so far?
Freedom of Movement of Skilled Nationals a ‘fundamental objective’ of CARICOM, CCJ opines
COVID-19 and MSMEs: Impacts and Options
A WTO Investment Facilitation Agreement: Any added value for the Caribbean?
WTO: Curacao to begin accession process as separate customs territory
Can Novel Coronavirus ‘COVID-19’ impact the Caribbean?
WTO Reform High on US President’s Trade Agenda
USTR releases report reiterating critiques of defunct WTO Appellate Body
Top 6 Trade Policy Developments Affecting the Caribbean in 2019 – Infographic
A new UK Parliament and a new deal: What are the implications for Brexit?
Africa-Caribbean cooperation, regional integration and climate change action among priorities of new CARICOM chairman
Global Trade Policy Year in Review – 2019
Conservatives win majority in UK election: A clear path forward for Brexit?
WTO Appellate Body loses quorum for hearing new appeals
Africa-Caribbean relations to deepen with a joint CARICOM diplomatic mission
US Revises and Resubmits Draft Proposal on Special & Differential Treatment at WTO
Barbados Lower House passes UK-CARIFORUM Bill
COP25 climate talks: What’s at stake?
Why the WTO Appellate Body Crisis Matters to the Caribbean
Sustainable Infrastructure Investment Indispensable for Caribbean Competitiveness and Growth
CSME working though ‘uneven and imperfect’
CCJ First Advisory Opinion Hearing
World Bank Doing Business Report 2020: How did the Caribbean do?
US Request for CBERA Waiver Extension Approved by WTO General Council
US imports from Caribbean Basin Initiative beneficiaries grew in 2018
Climate refugees: A new reality for Caribbean small States?
CARICOM and the African Union to deepen ties: Why this is a good idea!
Greening Caribbean Festivals
US gets tough on developing country status at WTO
Why Barbados’ co-hosting of 15th UNCTAD Quadrennial is a big deal
Prospects for deepening Caribbean-Africa trade and economic ties
CARICOM and Cuba reiterate solidarity and cooperation at Sixth Ministerial Meeting
G20 Trade Ministers call for WTO Reform
Caribbean Citizenship by Investment Programmes and Climate Resilience
Theresa May’s Resignation: What are the implications? (Guest contribution)
Trinidad & Tobago receives largely positive feedback during latest WTO Trade Policy Review
Barbados and Jamaica join WTO developing countries discussion in New Delhi
Helms-Burton and CARICOM-Cuba Trade
UK-CARIFORUM Economic Partnership Agreement: What does it all mean?
Text of UK-CARIFORUM EPA Published
Accelerating Gender Mainstreaming in CARICOM Trade Policy (Co-authored)
CARICOM Protocol on Contingent Rights: An important Step to CSME Consolidation
Future CARICOM-US Trading Relations Beyond the Caribbean Basin Initiative
Can CARICOM Countries Afford to Miss the WTO E-commerce train? (Co-authored)
Trade Takeaways from Trump’s Second State of the Union Address
CARICOM Foreign Policy Coordination: Priority or Pipe Dream?
‘Brexit Plan B’: Key Points from PM May’s Speech
Brexit Withdrawal Agreement Overwhelmingly Rejected by British MPs
Has Canada become Collateral Damage in the US-China Trade War? (Guest Contribution)
Global Trade Policy in 2019: What to Watch?
‘No Deal’ Brexit Scenario Increasingly Likely: What does this mean for CARIFORUM-UK Trade?
COP 24: Paris Agreement Rule Book Agreed But Is It Enough?
Domestic Squabbles and International Blunders: Will There Be a No-Deal Brexit Scenario? (Guest Contribution)
ECJ Brexit Ruling: What are the implications? (Guest Contribution)
Eight Key Outcomes from the St. Anns Declaration on CSME
The Draft Brexit Withdrawal Agreement: What implications for future CARIFORUM-UK Trading Relations?
Have Caribbean Citizenship by Investment Programmes Run Their Course?
G20 Trade Restrictive Measures Increase Significantly, WTO reports
Why WTO Reform Matters for Caribbean Small States
Could Promoting Bilingualism Give Caribbean Countries a Trade and Investment Advantage?
Caribbean Citizenship/Residence by Investment Programmes among those deemed “high risk” by OECD
If you take away multilateralism, who will hear us?
Human Rights in the context of the International Climate Change Agenda (Guest Contribution)
The Sino-American Challenge to Multilateralism (Guest Contribution)
US-China Trade Tensions: What may these mean for the Caribbean?
EU makes initial proposals for WTO modernization
Trump ‘trumps’ the WTO (Guest Contribution)
Urgent WTO reform needed, says G20 Trade and Investment ministers
5 things the UK’s EU (Withdrawal) Act of 2018 does
The Golding Report Adopted by Jamaica Government: What Next?
Global Governance: Why isn’t it working and what can be done? (Guest Contribution)
WTO: Trade tensions could sabotage global trade growth momentum
Plastic Waste Emergency in Caribbean Sea: What is the Region Doing About It?
ECJ rules arbitration clauses in Intra-EU BITs contrary to EU Law
Golding Commission concerned about Caribbean Citizenship by Investment Programmes
Barbados ratifies WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement
Golding Report on CARICOM-Jamaica Relations Tabled in Jamaican Parliament
Trump’s obscene remark confirms administration’s orientation on US-Caribbean/African Relations
How can Caribbean CIPs survive increased global and regional competition and scrutiny?
COP23: Five Negotiation Priorities for Small Island Developing States
Mexico and CARICOM agree new areas for technical cooperation
ACP Trade Ministers demand ‘concrete outcomes’ at upcoming WTO MC11
Linking Puerto Rico’s debt crisis to the US and the WTO (Guest Article)
Belize undergoes third WTO Trade Policy Review
Why the proposed US fee on remittance outflows to LAC makes no sense
French Election 2017: What’s at stake for the world and the Caribbean?
The Trump Presidency – Implications and Opportunities for Caribbean IFCs
PM May calls snap election: Pros and Cons
IMF raises global GDP growth forecast but protectionist policies a threat
Will US Financial Deregulation help mitigate the de-risking phenomenon?
Trump’s Trade Executive Orders target deficit and uncollected AD/CV Duties
Brexit begins; UK makes historic Article 50 notification of withdrawal from EU
New Trump Executive Order Reverses Obama-Era Climate Change Policies
Post-Brexit UK-Caribbean Trading Relations: What are the options?
Sport, Entrepreneurship and Development
CARICOM & Cuba Foreign Ministers meet
De-Risking: The ‘Perfect Hurricane’ Threatening Caribbean IFCs
President Trump’s Trade Policy Agenda for 2017 Released
Trump Trade Policy ‘Achievements’: The First Month
WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement: Why is it important for Caribbean Small States?
WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement enters into force
De-Risking discussed at CARICOM 28th Inter-sessional Meeting
CARICOM 28th Inter-Sessional Meeting; Economic Development and International Relations centre-stage
EU-Canada CETA Approved by European Parliament
“What’s Next for NAFTA?” FITT Trade Elite Chat Recap
US Federal Appeals Court Upholds Suspension of Trump Travel Ban
CARICOM and Cuba reach agreement to expand market access preferences
Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) and Airbnb sign partnership agreement
IMF Staff Recommend St Lucia CIP Revenues be used Primarily to Reduce Debt
TPP: Acting USTR Submits Withdrawal Letter
Brexit White Paper Released by UK Government
Brexit Bill Clears First Parliamentary Hurdle
Climate Change, the Caribbean and US-Caribbean Strategic Re-engagement (HR4939)
A Week of Trumpism in ‘Action’
President Trump signs executive order pulling US out of TPP
WTO Ministers hold Informal Meeting on Davos Sidelines
President Trump signs executive order pulling US out of TPP
5 Main Points from PM May’s Davos Speech
TTIP: Joint US-EU State of Play Report Published
UK Supreme Court to deliver ruling in Article 50 Brexit Appeal next Tuesday
Why PM May’s “Hard Brexit” Choice is no surprise
President Obama Ends Three Special Parole Programs for Cuban Migrants
St. Vincent & the Grenadines ratifies WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement; Four more ratifications to go
In defence of Caribbean Citizenship by Investment Programmes
Trump Trade Team Poised to Reset US Trade Policy
Seven Major Trade Developments of 2016: Trade Year in Review & Look Ahead
Fathering a Nation: Barbados and the Legacy of Errol Walton Barrow
Article 50 UK Supreme Court Case Starts
President-elect Trump’s trade team takes shape: What implications for the Caribbean?
Happy Independence! Tribute to Barbados at 50
Dominica Ratifies WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement
WTO Panel Rules Tax Incentive to Boeing a Prohibited Subsidy
Fidel Castro; Friend to the Caribbean & Anti-Imperialist Hero
TPP: Trump to withdraw from the Agreement on Day One
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
President-elect Trump’s trade policy proposals
What may a Trump presidency mean for future US-Caribbean Relations
Paris Climate Change Agreement Enters into Force: What Next?
Brexit High Court Ruling: What does it mean?
EU-Canada CETA: Seven things to Know
Caribbean Response to the Withdrawal of Correspondent Banking
Citizenship by Investment Receipts help power recovery in Eastern Caribbean States
Jamaica is Commonwealth Caribbean’s Easiest Place to do Business, WB DB 2017
FATF Releases Guidance for Correspondent Banking Services
FATF Congratulates Guyana on AML/CFT Progress
US Eases Restrictions on some Cuban Imports for Personal Use
BRICS Summit 2016: Five Key Trade Takeaways
Evaluating Barbados’ WEF GCI Competitiveness Scorecard: Is top of the Regional Class good enough?
Pound Sterling drops to 3 year lows: What implications for Caribbean?
Ranking Caribbean countries’ Competitiveness: WEF Global Competitiveness Index 2016-2017
Is the UN ‘Essential’ for Small States? Singapore Minister makes the case
Caribbean States Raise De-Risking Concerns at the 71st UNGA
G20 Leaders’ Hangzhou Summit: Trade and Investment Takeaways
Climate Change, the US Elections and Small Island Developing States’ Survival
Can sports help Caribbean countries’ export diversification efforts?
Antigua, are you ready to gamble? (Guest Article)
Anti-trade populism and its implications for developing countries
Turning the BREXIT lemon into lemonade for Caribbean countries
De-risking and its foreign trade impact in the Caribbean
BREXIT fuelling British demand for alternative citizenship?
BREXIT wins: What possible implications for the Caribbean?
Agriculture key for fostering sustainable development in Caribbean Countries
CCJ Issues Ruling in Gay Rights Freedom of Movement Case
Barbados’ Upcoming CFATF Mutual Evaluation: What’s at Stake?
Are AML (Anti-Money Laundering) Requirements hindering SME Access to Trade Finance?
What the Debate on the Panama Papers forgets
Are Citizenship by Investment programmes sustainable?
CARICOM countries continue fight against bank de-risking
Race for the White House and US-Caribbean Relations
Over 170 countries sign the Paris Agreement: What next for SIDS?
Caribbean Countries Looking East for Trade and Investment
Is Brexit a risk for the Caribbean?
IMF trims global growth forecast to 3.2% in 2016
WTO predicts weak global trade growth in 2016
Inaugural African Regional Trade Index Launched
Correspondent Banking Concerns Raised in IMF Staff Report on Belize
Global Trade and Socio-Economic Tides Pushing Caribbean Countries to the Back of the Shoal: Integrate or be Left Behind
WTO Panel Rules in Argentina’s Favour in EU Biodiesel Anti-dumping Case
Summary Report on EU Public Consultation re Post Cotonou EU-ACP Relations
US President Lands in Cuba
Good Governance, the SDGs and Caribbean SIDS
US President Obama’s Trade Agenda – 2016
Barbados’ Passport tops Caribbean Passports in Ease of Visa-free travel
Zika: World Bank Releases Initial Short Term Projections of Economic Impact in LAC
Fat Taxes: What Role for Fiscal Policy Interventions in Promoting Good Health in Barbados?
Barbados to allow for Incorporated Cell Companies
Antigua & Barbuda uses trade policy to help prevent Zika
Written History: The Classic Tale of the CCJ and Caribbean Jurisprudence (Guest Article)
IMF’s 2010 Reforms finally come into effect
Caribbean Region Most Affected by Loss in Correspondent Banking Relationships, according to World Bank Study
Petrocaribe: Triad of Issues Puts Future of Existing Arrangement in Doubt
WTO Nairobi Ministerial Leaves Caribbean Small Vulnerable Economies Empty Handed
The rights of Citizenship by Investment beneficiaries as Community Nationals: What Implications for CARICOM Member States?
2015 Year in Review for the Caribbean: Triumph, Tragedy and Hope
Human Development Report 2015 – A Mixed Bag for Barbados and the Caribbean
Upcoming WTO Ministerial in Nairobi: Does the COP21 offer any lessons for progress?
COP21 Paris Agreement: A Partial but Important Victory for SIDS and the World but Just the Beginning
Final Draft Paris Agreement in a Nutshell
A sustainable future for SIDS necessitates an ambitious outcome at COP21
Dominica-born Baroness Scotland elected first female Commonwealth Secretary General
The WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement and Caribbean Small Island Developing States: Challenges and Opportunities
Barbados decides to lower applied tariff on imported cement: A good or bad thing?
Human rights vs National Security Interests: The Uneasy Tension
Has the Caribbean Basin Initiative Outlived its Usefulness to CARICOM Countries?
TPP Investment Chapter: Turning back or Advancing the Clock on Promoting Investment for Development
Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement in Review Part I: The Investment Chapter
OECD trims growth forecast and warns of trade deceleration in Latest Economic Outlook
Bank De-risking: An Emerging Threat to Caribbean SIDS’ Survival
Barbados hosts 8th meeting of the OECD’s Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax
Jamaica tops Anglophone Caribbean on ease of doing business in Doing Business Report 2016
Access to Justice as a Linchpin of the SDGs: The Sustainable Development Implications of Barbados’ Judicial Backlog
New Canadian Government Presents New Opportunities to Strengthen Caribbean- Canada Relations
Securing better statistical data for better Caribbean lives: Reflecting on the data problem in the Caribbean
Economic Citizenship Programmes in the Eastern Caribbean: A Brief Look
Trans-Pacific Partnership in a nutshell
Water (In)security: One of the biggest threats to Caribbean SIDS’ national security
Eu Releases Blacklist: Another Battle Brewing for Caribbean Offshore Jurisdictions
What does the Bali Package mean for Small Vulnerable Economies like CARICOM?
A step towards progress between Haiti and the Dominican Republic?
Grenada Leads the way by abolishing Criminal Libel – We all should follow suit
2012 London Olympics: Rally around the Caribbean!
Small dots but big footprints: Caribbean Countries and International Organisations
Is the World Bank finally committed to an open and merit-based selection process? Only time will tell
Is ALBA a threat to CARICOM integration?
What CARICOM Needs: A Little Less Conversation, A Little More Action Please!
A Tribute to Whitney Houston from a young Caribbean woman
The Rt. Ex. Errol Barrow: Barbadian Statesman, Caribbean Visionary
Embracing ‘Mother India’: Some thoughts on the prospects for enhanced India and Trinidad & Tobago trade
Is the Caribbean Basin Initiative still relevant to CARICOM countries?
Barbados is not immune to the anti-incumbent fever sweeping the region
Jamaicans go to the polls tomorrow
Courting the Latin Jaguar: Brazil as the world’s sixth largest economy and what this means for CARICOM
Myrie case going to the Caribbean Court of Justice: Some thoughts