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:

WTO Accession

WTO reform

Joint Statement Initiatives



International Trade Centre

Government of Bhutan 

Teaching 5-day workshop for Bhutanese government officials on international dispute settlement and investment law. 


International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

Project for Mauritius:

 Analyzing the impact of WTO e-commerce negotiations on Mauritius laws and regulations (confidential output).

International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

Analyzing  the draft text of the ongoing negotiations on investment facilitation at the WTO with existing legal obligations. 

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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. 

Dutch mission in Geneva

Reforming WTO’s dispute settlement 

TULIP is 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

Building momentum for the Joint-Statement Initiatives

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.