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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). 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.



Training and Capacity Building in International Trade and Investment Law

Date :11-13 June 2019

CTIL together with WTI, Bern organised a three-day training and capacity building programme for the officials belonging to the Central Government, State Governments, as well as Public Sector Undertakings at the Indian Institute of Foreign and Trade, New Delhi. The programme commenced with lectures on international trade law by Prof. Peter Van den Bossche, Director of studies, WTI, Bern, followed by lectures on international investment law by Ms. Krista N. Schefer, Vice Director, Swiss Institute ....

CTIL Second Anniversary Celebration

Date :12 June 2019

Prof. James J. Nedumpara emphasised on the purpose of the centre to provide neutral and objective opinion on international trade issues to the Government of India. The Chief Guest, Dr. Anup Wadhawan recognized the invaluable contribution of the centre in government's perspective and addressed the issue of increasing complexities of in the field of trade and investment, thereby reassuring the centre to enhance its capacity and resources. In a special address by Mr. Sudhanshu Pandey stressed on th....

Workshop on International Treaty Negotiation

Date :14 June 2019

The training programme concluded with a workshop on International Treaty Negotiation, which included presentations by Ms. Sangeeta Saxena, Director (TPD and EP) Services, Ministry of Commerce and Industry and by Mr. Bipin Menon, Director (Foreign Trade), Ministry of Commerce and Industry. Ms. Saxena pointed out the various aspects of treaty negotiation while negotiating trade in services. Mr. Menon on the other hand emphasised on the aspects of negotiating bilateral and multilateral trade agreem....

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June 2019
Work Shop
June 14, 2019
The workshop pointed out the various aspects of treaty negotiation while negotiating trade in services and also emphasised on the aspects of negotiating bilateral and multilateral trade agreements with different countries.
June 2019
June 12, 2019
The Centre celebrated its second anniversary on 12th June 2019. Dr. Anup Wadhawan, Commerce Secretary, Government of India was invited as the Chief Guest on this occasion.
June 2019
Training Programme
June 11-13, 2019
The training was to examine the basic aspects and the latest trends in the implementation of international trade and investment agreements.

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