Centre for Trade Policy and Law

Centre for Trade Policy and Law

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Welcome

The Centre for Trade Policy and Law (CTPL) is Canada’s premier trade policy capacity building institution. We help governments around the world in the design, negotiation and implementation of their respective international trade strategies. We specialize in policy-relevant analysis, expertise and support. CTPL maintains a small core staff in the Ottawa-based office, while drawing on an extensive roster of experts for specific projects. More…

 

Our Work

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Using trade negotiation simulations as a teaching and research tool

CTPL is a pioneer in using trade negotiation simulations based on real-life scenarios as a skills development teaching tool and a practical way to test new ideas before trying them out at the negotiating table.  We’ve done simulations of the Doha Round (3 times), a Canada-India Comprehensive... More

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Building a better think tank

CTPL conducted an evaluation of the sustainability of a multi-year trade capacity building investment during the 2002-2006 period by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) in the Trade Law Centre for Southern Africa (tralac).   The main conclusion is that the investment is an... More

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Global Health Diplomacy Network, GHD-Net

The Centre for Trade Policy and Law served as the secretariat for the Global Health Diplomacy Network (GHD-NET), in addition to publishing the Health Diplomacy Monitor, the Health and Foreign Policy Bulletin and the Journal of Health Diplomacy. GHD-NET’s mission is to increase knowledge about... More

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WTO implementation support to Bangladesh

CTPL worked with national research institutes in Bangladesh to develop further their capacity to undertake and disseminate practical, policy-relevant research in support of the implementation of Bangladesh’s WTO commitments as a result of the Uruguay Round Agreements.... More

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WTO accession implementation support to China

CTPL worked with China’s Ministry of Foreign Trade (MOFCOM) to address the transparency obligations that the country had recently assumed with its accession to the WTO in 2001. We also worked with 14 policy research institutes across the country to develop further their capacity to undertake... More

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Trade readiness support to Central American governments

CTPL worked for five years with Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras to increase their institutional capacity to implement their national and regional bilateral trade negotiation agendas. We provided both in-house expertise and brought in Canadian governmental and... More

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Building a trade policy community in Russia

CTPL experts and associates collaborated with the Russian trade ministry and universities in Moscow and St. Petersburg for more than 10+ years leading up to Russia’s accession to the WTO in 2011. We worked with the independent CTPL Moscow to build a broadly-based trade policy community of... More

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