Caricom-Mercosur Chamber to participate in WHO post-Covid-19 trade forum – MercoPress
Caricom-Mercosur Chamber to participate in WHO forum on post-covid-19 trade
The World Trade Organization (WTO) has invited the CARICOM-MERCOSUR Interregional Business Council (CCICaMe) to participate in the 2021 Public Forum “Trade after Covid-19: Building Resilience”, which will be held at its headquarters in Geneva, in Switzerland it was announced.
CCICaMe CEO Nelson Simatovich highlighted the role of the WTO as the only international organization that deals with the rules that govern trade between countries through the WTO agreements, which have been negotiated and signed by most countries, to ensure that trade takes place in the most fluid, predictable and free manner possible.
Simatovich, a recognized expert in corporate governance, concerted administration and institutional transparency, explained that CCICaMe also admitted that contacts are underway with the World Economic Forum (WEF) to assess the impacts on Latin America. and the post-pandemic Caribbean. crisis and possible exit routes.
He also announced that negotiations were underway with the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) given the destruction of the productive and social fabric in developing countries, where the reconstruction of the meager existing pre-pandemic levels. should take decades.
Simatovich also warned of the need to have a broader view of what is happening around the world, as there are inherent problems in the American continent, but these are also side effects of economic crises in many. other regions, especially in their health care. systems that will need to remain in full alert mode even after covid-19 due to the possibility of new resistance to the virus.
He also predicted a future more uncertain than ever for human civilization as we know it, coupled with the lack of a consensual, coordinated, articulated and harmonized response in the absence of unified international leadership.
The Interregional Chamber of Commerce Caricom – Mercosur, is a non-profit organization, which aims to help generate possible business between the two regional blocks to increase bilateral trade and investments. Caricom includes Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad -and-Tobago, while Mercosur is made up of Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay, as well as associated countries.
This includes the most important alliance in Latin America and the Caribbean if, in addition to the States Parties, we add the associated States to each of these sub-regional integration blocks.