Legal TINA was initiated during the COVID-19 crisis as a follow-up to the UN Initiative on Model Provisions and Options for Trade in Times of Crisis (IMP). This was made possible by a dedicated and multitalented team of trade experts from ESCAP and partner organizations, including Katrin Kuhlmann (Georgetown University), Runqiu Du, IMP Assistant Coordinator (ESCAP), Tara Francis (New Markets Lab), as well as Alex Kravchenko (ESCAP). The web interface for Legal TINA was programmed by Vincentius Kurniawan. Legal TINA is backed by an RTA text database initially developed for ESCAP by Maria Semenova, among others. The team was guided and coordinated by Yann Duval, Chief, Trade Policy and Facilitation Section, UN ESCAP. The very useful feedback received from the TINA Advisory Board Members as well as the IMP Core Group of Experts and Focal Points during the initial stages of development of the tool is greatly appreciated.

Legal TINA content is dynamic and growing and new qualified contributors and partners are welcome. Individuals who have made significant contribution to the content of specific “issue areas” covered in LEGAL TINA when it was first launched in 2023 includes:

  • Louise Malingrey for Anti-Dumping, Competition Policy, and Micro, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises.
  • Tara Francis for Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures and Intellectual Property Rights.
  • Runqiu Du for Technical Barriers to Trade, Trade Facilitation, Quantitative Restrictions on Imports and Exports, General Sub-issues Under Digital Trade, Data Related Digital Trade Policy, Environment, Gender, and Labour.
  • Alejandro Solano for General Sub-issues Under Digital Trade and Data Related Digital Trade Policy.

This page will be updated regularly.

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