PM Outlines Way Forward Following UNCTAD 15

PM Mia Amor Mottley speaking at the closing press conference for the 15th session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD 15) (Photo via /BGIS)
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(Barbados Government Information Service Press Release) Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has identified a number of initiatives to be worked on after the staging of UNCTAD 15 in Barbados, including three upcoming fora on trade logistics, investment and the creative industries.

Ms. Mottley made the comments today during a press conference to share the outcomes of the high-level hybrid meeting, which was held from October 3 to 7.  

She said the first meeting would be on trade logistics and it would deal with transport costs and the difficulties now being experienced globally.

“There’s a shortage of containers.… People have to pay a premium just to be able to book a shipping date and to reserve a container even before you pay for the shipping costs. We need to deconstruct and reconstruct all these things and see whether there’s a more efficient and effective way of doing it….

“On [the issue of] creative industries, we know that the Caribbean, more than anything else, is loaded with creativity, and if we are going to, as a small region in the world, get a return from it, we have to be able to tell our stories in the multiple formats that can earn for us,” she stated.

Read more at: Barbados Government Information Service

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