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Caribbean Export Development Agency and The Shridath Ramphal Centre for International Trade Law (SRC) have agreed on a framework to partner on a trade and investment research agenda.

The agreement outlines several initiatives which will contribute to the enhanced competitiveness and sustainable development of the Caribbean region including, research, joint programmes and internship placements.

This is an important partnership for Caribbean Export as it supports the goal of positioning the Agency as a knowledge hub while continuing to provide high-impact support for MSMEs in the region. It will ensure private sector access to cutting edge trade information to enhance decision-making, export competitiveness and facilitate business expansion. The research data will also be key in identifying areas of innovation for regional investment programmes.

In addition, the collaboration will provide students in the International Trade Policy master’s programme with the opportunity to gain much needed on the job training and experience.

The organisations are scheduled to sign the Memorandum of Understanding on Friday, October 1, 2021, at 10 am AST. During the online event, there will be remarks from Caribbean Export’s Executive Director, Deodat Maharaj, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of UWI, Professor Clive Landis and the Director of the SRC Dr. Jan Yves Remy.