Author Archives: Ainsley Brown

About Ainsley Brown

Ainsley Brown is currently working as the Director of Trade, Regulatory, Analysis & Policy for the Jamaica Special Economic Zone Authority (JSEZA) and is called to the Bar of Upper Canada (Ontario), Canada. His primary role is to provide technical advice on regulatory matters and trade matters to the CEO and team at JSEZA. He holds a LLM in International Commercial Law (with Merit) from the University of Westminster, having earned a diploma in law from London Metropolitan University and a BA (Hons) in Political Science from the University of Western Ontario. Ainsley is the Administrator of Commercial Law International and has an avid interest in logistics, global value chains; economic development; trade; commercial awareness; green energy; rugby; etc.

A business component roadmap to Jamaica’s logistics centered economy

How is the Hub being implemented? What are the timelines? What is the economic value proposition? What type of industries will be attracted to the hub? What strategy will be used to attract the leading global companies? How will the hub be financed? What are the opportunities for local businesses? Continue reading

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International Financial Services: Dubai and Abu Dhabi authorities collaborate

This collaboration has at the heart of it the application of the highest global standards, standards which are being used as a means to maintaining competitiveness. Given the greater scrutiny that jurisdictions that operate international financial services centres have come under in recent times expect to see more of these types of collaborations. Continue reading

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The expanded Panama Canal and port expansion along the US East and Gulf coasts

The expanded Panama Canal is an important catalyst for these port investments, it is only one factor that is driving the port investments on the US east and Gulf coasts. As logistics, and particularly the transport component, continue to evolve only time will tell if these investments are justified. Continue reading

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The Exit in Brexit

The BBC has done nice graphic of the steps the UK will have to take under Article 50. Continue reading

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Chicken Rearing: Sustainable Supply Chain Management Storymap

This storymap reviews the the sustainability of the rearing and consumption of chickens and eggs. Continue reading

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Is it time for Electronic Free Trade Zone?

The Executive Chairman of the Alibaba Group, Jack Ma, seems to think so. In his recent address at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum he called for the establishment of online free trade zones. These e-hubs would be focused on increasing the participation of small business in global trade who due to their size often face challenges plugging into the global market place. Continue reading

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Cocoa: Sustainable Supply Chain Management Storymap

Cocoa is widely trade commodity and the base for many a favorite chocolate snack but how sustainable is its supply chain? Continue reading

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Rum: Sustainable Supply Chain Management Storymap

Rum is loved by all, all want it and wish to have it. Juts how sustainable is it? Continue reading

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Pharmaceutical: Sustainable Supply Chain Management Storymap

The pharmaceutical industry through its complex global supply chain operates several sustainability initiatives but how effective are they? Continue reading

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Formply: Sustainable Supply Chain Management Storymap

Fromply, the unsung hero of many industries including the construction. Continue reading

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