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21 January 2021 | By invitation only


ESCAP’s Trade Intelligence and Negotiation Advisor, TINA[1] is an online tool designed to assist trade policymakers, as well as researchers and consultants supporting them, to carry out many of the analytical tasks commonly conducted in preparation for negotiation. These tasks require specialized analytical and data management skills and are time consuming when performed manually:  TINA automates such tasks, enabling countries with limited resources to benefit from the same level of preparation as those afforded by larger economies. TINA has been developed in close consultation with current and former members of trade negotiation teams throughout Asia and the Pacific, developed by a team of trade economists, coders and web application programmers using state of the art methodologies and technologies. It has most recently been used, at the request of the Government of Bangladesh, to assist with the feasibility study of a trade agreement between Bangladesh and India. Since its inception in late 2018, TINA has gone through a series of upgrades, with trade impact analysis of preferences added in 2020, and latest features enabling trade agreement text analysis. The launch of TINA 3.0 will provide an opportunity to learn and discuss current and future extensions of TINA, including through new partnerships both within and outside the Asia and the Pacific region.


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Trade, Investment and Innovation Division +66 2 288-1234 [email protected]