Recent Projects

May 13, 2018

East African Community: Non-Tariff Trade Barriers & Trade Facilitation



A project transforming, a website used by East African Community members to identify and resolve Non-Tariff Barriers, into a one-stop-shop for trade-related information, and linking it to obligations under the Trade Facilitation Agreement. Link here


Why Should Somalia Join the WTO? 



A confidential project on the topic of Somalia and other Least Developed Countries acceding to the WTO. Read the non-confidential summary and learn more about the benefits and relevance of WTO membership as well. 


Fisheries Subsidies: Buenos Aires & Beyond



A handbook summarizing the key developments on the issue of fisheries subsidies within the WTO and charting a way forward to achieve deadlines set by the Buenos Aires Ministerial Decision. 


Should Country X become a Member of ICSID?



A redacted project discussing the costs and benefits of becoming a member of ICSID, including a detailed contrast between ICSID and other possible arbitration avenues. Read the public version of this confidential project here


What Holds African LDC Exports Bank?



Translating Global Trade Alert Data Into A Positive Trade Agenda for Africa. According to GlobalTradeAlert data, African LDC exports are mainly held back by tariffs, export subsidies & restrictions, especially those imposed by other large developing countries. Read more here


A Digital Geneva Convention to Protect Cyberspace



This report evaluates the Digital Geneva Convention proposed by Microsoft and suggests that the starting point could be a multi-stakeholder discussion around the proposed Tech Accord, as cyber security is a concern that touches upon private and public interests together.



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