Recent Projects

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.