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To maximize the benefits of trade, developing countries must be proactive and strategic. Moreover, governments must ensure coherency between trade and industrial policies. TULIP’s activities at the intersection of trade and industrial policy focus on the following areas:

Tailor industrial policy to the 21st century

Strategically aligning trade and industrial policies

Greening industrial policies 

Developing Sustainable special economic zones


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International Trade Centre (ITC)

Project for Sri Lanka

TULIP is advising Sri Lanka as it develops its new industrial policy. In particular, TULIP's advise focuses on emerging trends in industrial policy - such as on green industry and digitalization - and the implications thereof for Sri Lanka's new industrial policy framework.  


International Trade Centre (ITC)

Greening the Philippines' trade policy 

Advising the Philippines, including through providing workshops and writing policy analysis, on how to develop a comprehensive, green industrial policy package fit for the 21st century.  

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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 how developing countries can develop a strategic position to green their textiles industries. 

Click here to download the study. 

This study was launched at the WTO Public Forum 2022, and main take-aways from the session can be viewed here



Project on nature-positive industrial policy and the Convention on Biodiversity

Writing a report analyzing the role of trade and industrial policy in advancing the nature-positive agenda


International Trade Centre

Developing Sri Lanka’s e-Commerce negotiating strategy

Analyzing ways in which Sri Lanka can strategically negotiate trade agreements to building a digital enabling environment. 

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United Nations Environment Programme

Green Industrial policy workshop for Guyana 

Developed and delivered a 3-day course on Green Industrial Policy and Trade for government officials in Guyana. 

Click here to read an article about the event. 

Green Ivy from the Roof

United Nations Environment Programme

Teaching module on trade and industrial policy 

TULIP developed and taught teaching a training module on trade and green industrial policy for government officials in developing countries. 

Click here to listen to the podcast accompanying the course. 


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