Introduction *

On behalf of the joint International Trade and Investment Law Practicum at the University of Ottawa and Queen’s University (“the Joint Clinic”), Simon Gollish, Andrew MacDonald, and Alina Smirnova (“the Team”) are grateful for the opportunity to work on a...

Executive Summary

(The full report can be read here)*

Trade agreements are often written in language that users cannot understand without guidance from trade experts. This language creates a knowledge-based trade barrier. The objective of this TradeLab project is to exp...

Executive Summary

This Reference Guide (Guide) is meant to be a practical tool to assist social enterprises in understanding the most common legal issues that will arise at an early stage in an enterprise’s development.  These include legal issues related to (1) formali...

Executive Summary* **

* Executive Summary in French below

** Confidential Report

The agreement establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) was signed in March 2018 by 44 members of the African Union. If ratified, this agreement will create the world's la...

Executive Summary

This study examines whether legislation governing Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) in a sample of non-OECD countries in Sub-Saharan Africa aligns with the principles of effective governance set out in the Addis Ababa Action Agenda (‘Addis Agenda’) –...

Non-Confidential Summary

The rationale for an investment protocol in the AfCFTA: How will it contribute to Africa’s sustainable development?

Introduction

This confidential project is authored by Alex Etkin, Ece Melisa Celebican, and Wil Longard (University of Ottawa, Fa...

Executive Summary

Trade facilitation, or the simplification and harmonization of trade processes, has emerged as a vital element in the effort to stimulate global economic development. Simplification and harmonization of trade processes play a key role in the eliminatio...

April 23, 2018

(Note: This confidential project is the work of Hélio Eduardo de Paiva Araújo, Melchior Jordan Kuo, and John Nyanje (The Graduate Institute, Geneva))

Non-Confidential Summary

Acceding to the WTO is a positive project that can help Least Developed Countries (“LDC”) govern...

Trade-Restrictive Measures (TRM) are an area of huge concern to importers and exporters in African Union Least Developed Countries (AU LDCs) located in Sub-Saharan Africa. This report identifies and analyses discriminatory government policies that adversely affect AU L...

This report presents a legal and economic analysis of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the European Union (EU) and the East African Community (EAC), the EPA's relation to the rules of the WTO, and the implications of the UK’s departure from the EU on EA...

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