TRADE & REGIONAL INTEGRATION
Regional integration is critical to reap the benefits of trade. TULIP advises governments and regional bodies on how to enhance regional integration and address the challenges that come with it. Specifically, TULIP’s work in this area focuses on issues related to negotiations, design and implementation of various free trade agreements. Geographically, TULIP’s work in this area focuses on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).
African Continental Free Trade Area
Operationalizing regional trade agreements
Africa Climate Foundation/London School of Economics
Analyzing how African countries can leverage the WTO to adequately respond to Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanisms.
The World Bank
Deep Trade Agreements
Working on the Deep Trade Agreements database, including updating the database by coding 25 new regional trade agreements, and providing country-specific analysis based on the database identifying how a country performs with respect to trade liberalization parameters relevant to other countries
Europe Jacques Delors
Writing various policy papers analyzing how the EU can better link sustainability objectives with its trade policy and within regional trade agreements.
Finnish Innovation Fund SITRA
Project on circular innovation and ecodesign in the textiles sector
Conducting a study on the circular economy transition in the textiles sector, with a particular focus on taking onboard the needs of developing countries.
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World Economic Forum
Project for Ghana:
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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.
The Brookings Institute