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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 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.



Fifth Anniversary Celebration of CTIL

Date :02-02 August 2022

The Centre for Trade and Investment Law celebrated its fifth anniversary on August 2, 2022 at the Constitution Club of India, New Delhi. Shri. B.V.R. Subrahmanyam, Commerce Secretary, Government of India was the guest of honour for the event. Ambassador Ujal Singh Bhatia, India’s former Ambassador to WTO and former Chairman of the WTO Appellate Body delivered the Anniversary Distinguished Lecture entitled ‘Appellate Advocacy in International Trade Law: Views from the Bench’. Shri. Amit Yadav, A....

The launch of the book on International Economic Law: Text, Cases and Materials

Date :25-25 February 2022

The launch of the book ‘International Economic Law: Text, Cases and Materials’ co-authored by Prof. Leïla Choukroune and Prof. James J. Nedumpara on Friday, 25 February 2022 from 05.30 P.M. to 07.00 P.M. at Indian Society of International Law, New Delhi. The launch was graced by Shri. B. V. R. Subrahmanyam, Commerce Secretary, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Govt of India and Shri. Dammu Ravi, Secretary (Economic Relations), Ministry of External Affairs, Govt of India.....

Corporate Lawyers Legal Summit 2022

Date :27-27 May 2022

Centre for Trade and Investment Law (CTIL) and Federation of Indian Corporate Lawyers (FICL) organised “Corporate Lawyers Legal Summit 2022” on 27th May 2022 at Hotel Taj Palace, Sardar Patel Marg, New Delhi. The theme of the Summit was “The New Normal – Challenges and Opportunities for Indian Legal Sector & Corporate Lawyers in the Covid era and WAY FORWARD.” This summit focused on how general counsel can improve their business value beyond just managing risk, how they can lead with impact and ....

Latest Events

September 2022
Five-Day Capacity-Building Program
September 12-16, 2022
The Department of Commerce (DOC) with the support of Centre for Trade and Investment Law, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, World Trade Organization’s Chairs Programme, and Centre for Trade and Econo
August 2022
Anniversary Celebration
August 02, 2022
The Centre for Trade and Investment Law celebrated its fifth anniversary on August 2, 2022 at the Constitution Club of India, New Delhi. Shri. B.V.R. Subrahmanyam, Commerce Secretary, Government of In
July 2022
Training Programme
July 21, 2022
The Department of Commerce, Government of India in coordination with the Centre for Trade and Investment Law organised a Sensitisation Program on “Openness to Trade: Economic and Policy Considerations

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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