THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION
The World Trade Organization (WTO), located in Geneva is the principle forum for setting rules of international trade. Over the last few years, the institution has come under considerable pressure. TULIP works to support the continuing relevance and functioning of the WTO, focusing on the following areas:
Joint Statement Initiatives
Africa Climate Foundation/London School of Economics
The implications of the EU Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanisms on Africa, including a legal analysis of CBAM's WTO consistency.
Report available here.
Europe Jacques Delors
Writing various policy papers analyzing how to make the WTO work for sustainable agriculture and for an inclusive green transition.
Making trade work for an inclusive circular transition
Developing a research paper with concrete options on how the World Trade Organization and Regional Trade Agreements (RTAs) can work for an inclusive circular economy transition. The report also includes a case study focusing on how India can position itself in the ongoing EU-India RTAs to maximize circular benefits. The study is expected to be published by the end of 2022.
Firoz Lalji Institute - London School of Economics
Developing a research paper analyzing the role the WTO has played in Africa's development, and how the WTO can do more. This piece will be published as part of the African Trade Policy Review 2023.
Book Chapter "How Africa Trades" Available here.
World Wildlife Fund (WWF) UK
Exploring implications of core environmental standards for the UK
Developing options for core environmental standards for pesticides nitrogen management applicable to UK imported agri-food products.
Click here to download the think piece. The full technical report is expected to be published in the fall of 2022.
Caribbean Export Development Agency
Haiti and the Dominican Republic
Teaching a 3-day workshop about trade negotiations to government officials from Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
International Trade Centre
Government of Bhutan
Teaching 5-day workshop for Bhutanese government officials on dispute settlement at the WTO, covering the GATT, GATS, TBT, SPS, SCM and TRIPS Agreements.
See also NEWS&EVENTS
International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
Click here to download the paper.
Dutch mission in Geneva
Advising the Permanent Representation of the Netherlands in Geneva on ways in which the WTO dispute settlement system can be reformed in order to overcome this deadlock.
Dutch mission in Geneva
Advising the Permanent Representation of the Netherlands in Geneva on how to build momentum to support ongoing negotiations at the WTO on e-commerce, investment facilitation, etc.