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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.



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

Date :25-25 February 2022

CTIL is organising a launch of the book ‘International Economic Law: Text, Cases and Materials’ authored by Prof. Leïla Choukroune and Prof. James J. Nedumpara. This new textbook, published by Cambridge University Press, UK, covers diverse aspects of international economic law and captures its critical components in a comprehensive manner. The book reconciles fields of international economic law, and creates bridges between various disciplines in this field, ranging from trade, to investment, tr....

Conference on "Dispute Settlement in International Trade Agreements: Prospective Pathways"

Date :10-11 February 2022

The Centre for Trade and Investment Law (CTIL) & The Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution (CADR), RGNUL, Punjab organised a virtual conference on "Dispute Settlement in International Trade Agreements: Prospective Pathways". The conference was held on 10th and 11th February 2022. The conference sought to shed light on and enlighten the participants concerning challenges as well as the possible direction in which dispute settlement could evolve in RTAs and the WTO. Shri Anup Wadhwan - Former ....

Signing Ceremony of MoU among Permanent Mission of India to the WTO, Centre for Trade and Investment Law and Centre for Trade and Economic Integration and The Graduate Institute.

Date :26-26 November 2021

On 26 November 2021, the Permanent Mission of India to the WTO in Geneva (PMI), the Centre for Trade and Investment Law, New Delhi (CTIL) and Centre for Trade and Economic Integration of The Graduate Institute, Geneva (CTEI) signed a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Geneva to begin collaboration towards research and capacity-building in the field of international trade law and policy. H.E. Ambassador Brajendra Navnit from PMI, Dr. James J. Nedumpara, Head of CTIL and Prof. Joost P....

Latest Events

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
June 2022
June 04, 2022
CTIL and CIRIL, NLSIU Bangalore organised a Webinar on “Developing Countries in the WTO's Free Market Trade Regime”.

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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