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

Policy coherence

Best practices


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International Trade Centre

Trade, gender, and the circular economy in Africa

Researching and writing a policy brief analyzing how the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) can be leveraged to create opportunity in the circular economy for women-owed businesses. 

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The Commonwealth Secretariat

Organization of Eastern Caribbean States

Project focused on digital trade, vulnerability, and the ocean's economy for the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States.

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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. 

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World Economic Forum

Project for Ghana:

Advising how Ghana can leverage international trade agreements to advance its plastic waste management management objectives. 

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International Trade Centre

Non-tariff barriers in Africa 

 Challenging NTBs under the African Continental Free Trade Area.


International Trade Centre

Trade Facilitation and the AfCFTA

Analyzing regional implementation of trade facilitation under the AfCFTA.



"Keys to success for the AfCFTA Negotiations"


The Brookings Institute

May 2019


"Greening the AfCFTA: It's not too late"

The Brookings Institute

 August 2021