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Launch Of ESCAP’s Trade Intelligence And Negotiation Advisor (TINA) 3.0

Hinrich Foundation Research Fellow Stephen Olson will be a featured speaker in the upcoming launch of the UNESCAP Trade Intelligence and Negotiation Advisor (TINA) 3.0. Learn how the tool could enable countries with limited resources to benefit from the same level of trade negotiation preparation as those afforded by larger economies.

ESCAP’s Trade Intelligence and Negotiation Advisor, TINA 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. 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.

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.

Time Agenda
15:00 – 15:10 Opening remarks by Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, Under-Secretary- General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of ESCAP
15:10 – 15:25 Demonstration: Trade Intelligence and Negotiation Advisor (TINA) 3.0 by Mr. Alexey Kravchenko, Economic Affairs Officer, Trade Policy and Facilitation Section (TPFS), Trade, Investment and Innovation Division (TIID), ESCAP
15:25 – 15:55

Preparing TINA’s future, Q&A

  • Ms. Radika Kumar, Adviser, Infrastructure Policy, Trade, Oceans and Natural Resources Directorate, the Commonwealth Secretariat
  • Mr. Stephen Olson, Research Fellow, Hinrich Foundation
  • Mr. Shantanu Godbole, Senior Manager, Impact Science and Supply Chain, IBM
  • Mr. Pierre Sauve, Senior Trade Specialist, Macroeconomics, Trade and Investment Global Practice, World Bank Group, and Member of TINA Advisory Board
  • Mr. Yann Duval, Chief, TPFS, TIID, ESCAP (moderator)
15:55 - 16:00 Closing remarks by Ms. Mia Mikic, Director, TIID, ESCAP