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The The Centre for Trade and Investment Law (CTIL) was established in the year 2016 by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, at the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT). The Centre’s primary objective is to provide sound and rigorous analysis of legal issues pertaining to international trade and investment law to the Government of India and other governmental agencies. The Centre is aiming to create a dedicated pool of legal experts that who could provide technical inputs for enhancing India's participation in international trade and investment negotiations and dispute settlement. The Centre also aims to be a thought leader in the various domains of international economic law such as WTO law, international investment law and legal issues relating to economic integration.

Latest Events

December 2018
Book Launch and Panel Discussion
December 15, 2018
Dr. Anup Wadhawan, Dr. Vijaya Katti and Prof. Abhijit Das launched the book “Non-Market Economies in the Global Trading System: The Special Case of China”. edited by Dr. James J. Nedumpara & Weihuan Zhou.
December 2018
Policy Forum
December 13, 2018
Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) are touted as an effective tool to attract foreign direct investment (FDI) and the number of BITs ratified by the developing countries has grown significantly. A total number of 2361 BITs are presently in force with further 310 treaties consisting of investment provisions.
November 2018
Discussion Session
November 27, 2018
An in-depth study of the flaws and gaps in regulations in relation to non-litigious services, entry of foreign law firms and making India an ‘arbitration hub’ by Dr. James J Nedumpara, Prakhar Bhardwaj, Shruthi Ramakrishnan & Sunanda Tewari.
November 2018
Discussion Session
November 20, 2018
Discussion session certain recent developments in the sphere of International trade such as the renegotiation of NAFTA 2.0, the making of United States-Mexico-Canada agreement and the future of mega regional trade agreements.
October 2018
Discussion Session
October 29, 2018
The Panel discussed the discontents of the international investment arbitration with focus on the Investor-State dispute settlement system. The world order is undergoing a reform where states are revisiting their investment treaties to narrow the scope of arbitration so as to strike a balance between investors’ interests and the state’s power to regulate.

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The Centre for Trade and Investment Law (CTIL) was established in the year 2016 by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, at the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT).


We believe in creating ideas for a better trade and investment policy. If you have innovative ideas and proposals in the field of international trade or investment law, please reach out to us.


Working with CTIL is more than a job, it is education and learning. At CTIL, we seek to aim perfection all the time, although we may not often succeed in keeping up with our own expectations and benchmarks.

Resources Centre

CRIT Resource Centre caters to the needs of research on WTO, regional trade, trade & investment law and related areas. The Resource Centre fulfils the needs of research scholars, policy makers on the issues related to WTO and its implications for India.