About Us


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 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.



Virtual panel discussion on "The Future of Subsidy Regulation at the WTO"

Date :30 September 2020

During the Geneva Trade Week event, CTIL organized a virtual Panel Discussion on the topic “The Future of Subsidy Regulation at the WTO” with deliberations on legal, trade and geopolitical implications of the new subsidy-related proposals. Key elements which the WTO Members need to consider in their interest were also discussed. The Panel also discussed the implications of latest proposals by countries to take subsidy disciplines into new uncharted territories. The panelists who addressed the ev....

Workshop on "Capacity Building in Export Promotion"

Date :24 February 2020

CTIL partnered with Uttar Pradesh Exports Promotion Council, Government of Uttar Pradesh and The Policy Times to organise a training workshop on "Capacity Building in Export Promotion" in Lucknow. The purpose of this workshop was to generate support for stakeholders in taking a strategic approach towards exports development, improving capacities of enterprises and increasing international competitiveness of local enterprises for exports.....

One day conference on International Investment Arbitration

Date :18 Janurary 2020

MCIA and CTIL hosted an international conference on ‘International Investment Arbitration: Setting the Stage’. The conference concluded with the release of findings of an empirical study conducted by Centre for Trade and Investment Law titled “Study on Investor Perceptions towards India’s Investment Treaties”.....

Latest Events

July 2021
Virtual Discussion
July 26, 2021
CTIL in collaboration with South Asia International Economic Law Network conducted a virtual discussion on: " THE EU-CBAM PROPOSAL : OPTIONS IMPLICATIONS AND THE WAY FORWARD on 26th July, 2021".
April 2021
Traning Programme
April 28-30, 2021
The Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance and the Centre for Trade and Investment Law, IIFT, are jointly conducting the Second (Virtual) Executive Training Programme on Investment Treat
November 2020
November 26-27, 2020
CTIL - INBA organised the 9th Annual Virtual International Conference titled “71st Constitution Day” on 26th & 27th November 2020. The topics discussed in this conference were 1. Data Protection and P

Discussion Papers


Published Papers



  • International Economic Law Text, Cases and Materials
    Reconciling all fields of international economic law (IEL) and creating bridges between disciplines in a conceptual as well as practical manner, this book stands out as the first modern, comprehensive international economic law textbook. Containing a technically solid yet critically rich body of knowledge that spans disciplines from trade law to investment, from trade finance to fisheries subsidies, from development to the digital economy and other new-age topics, the book offers the widest possible coverage of issues in current international economic law. Positioning IEL as a truly global practice, the comprehensive coverage includes various treaty texts, landmark cases and new materials, and is supplemented by case studies, real-life examples, exercises and illustrations.

  • Global Trade and Customs Journal, Special Issue - India in the International Economic Order - Issues and Perspectives
    Global Trade and Customs Journal provides readers with new ideas, fresh insights, and expert views on critical practical issues affecting international trade, including export controls, trade remedies, and customs compliance, with a growing focus ion international investment regulation. Written for practitioners by practitioners, the journal offers practical analysis, reliable guidance, and experienced advice to support professionals in protecting their clients organization compliance interests.

    This book provides one of the most comprehensive and compelling analysis of Non-Market Economies (NMEs) and their treatment under the current world trading system. In particular, it examines the treatment of China as an NME in anti-dumping investigations, especially post-December 2016. Central to this analysis is Section 15 of China’s Protocol of Accession to the WTO, which is the focal point of the controversy between China and other major WTO Members.

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