International Trade Intelligence (ITI) is a boutique consultancy for trade policy based in Paris. We have a track record advising senior officials from national governments and international organizations on the negotiation and implementation of trade agreements and the politics of the international trading system. Our expertise includes stakeholder management, services trade (in particular e-commerce and digital trade), rules of origin, the implementation and evaluation of trade agreements, the utilization of trade preferences and the geostrategic dimensions of international trade. ITI also has specialized knowledge on the economic and political dimensions of India's trade policies and trade agreements.
Advice and Strategy
For clients who need to understand the fast-moving currents in international trade, we offer evidence-based advice and cutting-edge knowledge. We help our clients with custom solutions to make sense of the economic, legal and political dimensions of multilateral, minilateral and bilateral trade negotiations and agreements.
Research and Analysis
We offer tailored political and economic analysis of bilateral, minilateral and multilateral trade agreements as well as advice on trade and development, e-commerce and digital trade, the geostrategic dimensions of trade and other trade-related issues. ITI is recognized for delivering high-quality research under tight deadlines.
Recent projects and publications
Mapping the European Union's digital trade: a global leader hidden in plain sight? Policy brief for the Jacques Delors Institute.
India and the European Union in 2030. Technical report commissioned by the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise (Svenskt Näringsliv), published by the Jacques Delors Institute and the Observer Research Foundation (co-authored with Mihir Sharma).
Revised estimates on the fiscal impact of cross-border e-commerce in the African Union. Technical report for the African Union Commission.
South Korea's Role in Global Trade Governance: from Tiger to Ranger? Technical report for the Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (co-authored with Pascal Lamy).
Deglobalization is Not Inevitable. Political analysis in Foreign Affairs (co-authored with Pascal Lamy)
A globalised China is less dangerous than an autarkic China. Political analysis for the Jacques Delors Institute (co-authored with Pascal Lamy).
The fiscal impact of cross-border e-commerce in the African Union. Technical report for the African Union Commission.
Strategic choices for the EU's digital trade policy after the US elections. Political analysis for the Jacques Delors Institute.
Impact analysis of customs duties for digitizable products and electronic transmissions. Case studies of Egypt and Vietnam. Technical report for the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO).
Policymakers need access to the metadata of trade agreements to facilitate international trade. Advocacy brief for the Open Data Institute.
Preference utilisation and customs data: the missing pieces of the FTA puzzle. Policy brief for the European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE).
Handbook on duty-free quota-free market access and rules of origin for Least Developed Countries. Compendium for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
Other work and advice by our team
Chairman of the WTO Appellate Body
Ernst & Young
HM Trade Commissioner for South Asia
UK Cabinet Office
UK Department of International Trade (DIT)
UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office
ITI has also been advising institutional investors on the politics of trade policy.