The Trade Policy Research and Training Programme (TPRTP) is a non-profit, non-governmental, and non-partisan international organization set up within the Department of Economics, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria. It is committed to the analysis of international trade issues for the promotion of the integration of African economies both regionally and with the Global economy. TPRTP carries on its activities mainly by focusing on the overall understanding of the workings of the major Bilateral and Multilateral Organizations, policy corollary of international trade issues and decisions and the implications of the domestic policies of African economies on international trade and trade agreements.
PROGRAMME JUSTIFICATION The issues connected with international trade, international finance, investment and related matters are quite complex. What is more, they seem to change with such rapidity that it becomes very easy to lose touch with current trends rather quickly. It is therefore imperative that policy makers should be fully conversant at all time, with the emerging issues, if they are to effectively engage in fruitful dialogue and negotiations within bilateral and multilateral fora. Nigeria is a major African country and is a member of several multilateral organizations. These include regional and special interest bodies like the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the European Economic Community – African Caribbean and Pacific Countries (EEC-ACP), Lome Convention, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries.........Read more