How to contact us

International Trade Policy Unit
Room CLM 613 Clement House
London School of Economics and Political Science
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE
United Kingdom 


Tel:  +44 (0)20 7955 7696
Fax:  +44 (0)20 7955 7980


Focus of activity

The ITPU has developed considerable expertise and experience in five principle areas:

  • Understanding trade agreements, their interrelationship, and their implications in the international and domestic context
  • Their implications for civil society, the business community and wider global debates
  • The political and organisational requirements arising out of these agreements, particularly their implications for federal systems, and for transition and developing countries
  • How the policy interface between national governments and their regional and multilateral trading partners are managed
  • Evaluating how countries manage the appropriate balance between trade agreements and other policy priorities, both national and international

In its six years of functioning the ITPU has established a reputation for research, policy analysis, consultancy and capacity-building work in all the areas described above. It has received support and cooperation in its programmes and events| from the Department for Business Innovation & Skills|, the Department for International Development (DFID)|, the Commonwealth Secretariat|, LSE Enterprise|, and the European Union|.

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