Non-tariff barriers are unjustifiable constraints on trade that result from measures other than tariffs. They constitute a significant obstacle to trade, especially in many developing countries. TULIP works on removing non-tariff barriers, with a particular focus in the following areas:
Sanitary and Phytosanitary measures
Rules of origin
Institutional frameworks to resolve NTB complaints
International Trade Centre
TULIP advised the government of Sri Lanka and businesses on how to leverage existing preferences under the EU GSP+ trade preference scheme, in post-COVID 19 times.
Click here for a newspaper article about the event
Partnership for National Ingredients/Global Shea Alliance
Opportunities for African shea traders
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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This study was launched at the WTO Public Forum 2022, and main take-aways from the session can be viewed 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.
Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
Trade Agreements and the environment
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International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
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