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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.

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Launch of "Handbook on Product Standards and International Trade: Navigating the Regulatory Landscape in India"

Date :19 December 2022


The Department of Commerce and Confederation of Indian Industry organised 7th National Standards Conclave titled “Re-Orienting and Implementing India’s Value Chain Integration Through Standards Compliance” on 19th and 20th December 2022 in association with Centre for Trade and Investment Law and Centre for WTO Studies. During this event the "Handbook on Product Standards and International Trade: Navigating the Regulatory Landscape in India" edited by Dr. James J. Nedumpara, Professor and Head of....
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Conference on Food Security and International Law: Critical and Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Date :19-20 December 2022


Centre for Trade and Investment Law organised two-day conference on “Food Security and International Law: Critical and Interdisciplinary Perspectives” on 19th and 20th December 2022 in Kochi, Kerala in association with the National University of Advanced Legal Studies, the Centre for Trade and Investment Law, the Centre for WTO Studies and IIFT, as part of the curriculum under the WTO Chairs Programme. Renowned institutions like Durham University, the University of Portsmouth and the University ....
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CTIL-India TradeLab Clinic Training Programme under WTO Chairs Programme

Date :09 December 2022


Centre for Trade and Investment Law and Centre for WTO Studies with the support of WTO Chairs Programme organised CTIL-India TradeLab Clinic Training Programme under WTO Chairs Programme on 9 December 2022. The Training Programme focused on training the students with the basics of the WTO Law and modalities of the TradeLab practicum.....
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Latest Events

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Janurary 2023
Discussion Session
Janurary 25, 2023
CTIL and CWS are organising a series of discussion titled “Recent Developments in WTO Disputes”. In this regard the first discussion of the series on the topic “Case discussion on Turkey – Pharmaceuti
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21-22
December 2022
Workshop
December 21-22, 2022
Indian Institute of Foreign Trade through its centres, Centre for Trade and Investment Law and Centre for WTO Studies, in association with National University of Advanced Legal Studies organised the W
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19-20
December 2022
7th National Standards Conclave
December 19-20, 2022
The Department of Commerce and Confederation of Indian Industry organised 7th National Standards Conclave titled “Re-orienting and Implementing India’s Value Chain Integration through Standards Compli
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19-20
December 2022
Conference
December 19-20, 2022
Centre for Trade and Investment Law organised two-day conference on “Food Security and International Law: Critical and Interdisciplinary Perspectives” on 19th and 20th December 2022 in Kochi, Kerala i
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Publications

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  • Handbook on Product Standards and International Trade: Navigating the Regulatory Landscape in India
    Handbook on Product Standards and International Trade is a pioneering book extensively describing the nature of standard-setting processes in India and the key agencies involved with this task, greatly clarifying the scope of trade and market access opportunities in the country. India, one of the world’s foremost trading nations, parades a particularly complex regulatory landscape with diverse standard-setting bodies, regulators, accreditation and certification bodies, inspection agencies, as well as several state-level regulators.

  • 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.

  • NON-MARKET ECONOMIES IN THE GLOBAL TRADING SYSTEM: THE SPECIAL CASE OF CHINA
    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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