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:

Trade facilitation

Sanitary and Phytosanitary measures

Rules of origin

Institutional frameworks to resolve NTB complaints


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Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

Trade Agreements and the environment 

Writing a research paper analyzing the potential for technical barriers to trade and regulatory cooperation chapters in free trade agreement to advance environmental objectives. 

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International Trade Centre

Sri Lanka 

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. 

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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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International Trade Centre

Trade Facilitation and the AfCFTA

TULIP developed a research paper making the case for regional implementation of Trade Facilitation under the AfCFTA.