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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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Book Talk and Panel Discussion on “Free Trade Agreements: India and the World”

Date :31 August 2023


Centre for Trade and Investment Law (CTIL) hosted a Book Talk and Panel Discussion on “Free Trade Agreements: India and the World”. The book “Free Trade Agreement: India and the World” is authored by Ambassador Dr. V. S. Seshadri (Retd. IFS) and published by Oxford University Press. The book traces the historical origins of trade agreements by providing a comprehensive overview of the theory and practice as well as the various benefits and challenges. The book focuses on India and its approach t....
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Sixth Anniversary Celebration of Centre for Trade and Investment Law

Date :04 August 2023


The Centre for Trade and Investment Law (CTIL), established by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry at the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), New Delhi celebrated its 6th Anniversary and released the Sixth Anniversary issue of CTIL Magazine on August 4, 2023 at New Delhi. The event was graced by Attorney General of India, Shri R. Venkataramani; Secretary, Department of Commerce, Shri Sunil Barthwal; Additional Secretary, Department of Commerce, Shri Peeyush Kumar and Vice-Chancellor, IIF....
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Capacity Building Session on Export Opportunity Arising from FTAs - Industry Perspective

Date :02 May 2023


Centre for Trade and Investment Law (CTIL) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) organised “Capacity Building Session on Export Opportunity Arising from FTAs - Industry Perspective” for Gujarat-based industries on 2 May 2023 in Ahmedabad.....
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16-17
May 2024
Shivir
May 16-17, 2024
Department of Commerce, Government of India in collaboration with the Centre for Trade and Investment Law, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade organised Chintan Shivir on FTA Strategy and SOP for Trade
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21-22
March 2024
Conference
March 21-22, 2024
Tamil Nadu National Law University “Centre for Studies in Environment and Natural Resources Law” in association with Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute (SICI) and Centre for Trade and Investment Law, IIF
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21-22
March 2024
Event
March 21-22, 2024
The Centre for Trade and Investment Law (CTIL) at the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi the Centre for Justice Law & Society at Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) Jindal Global Law Review (JGL
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08-10
March 2024
Event
March 08-10, 2024
The Centre for Trade and Investment Law in collaboration with the Trade, Law and Development and National Law University, Jodhpur organised a Credit Course on 'International Trade Dynamics: Navigating
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Publications

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  • " Global Trade and Customs Journal (Volume 19 issue 3 "
    Global Trade and Customs Journal, Volume 19, issue 3 published as a special issue on friendshoring, nearshoring, greenshoring and reshoring of global supply chains and its impact on international economic law in March 2024. This volume reflects some important developments in international trade that have a direct or indirect impact on global supply chains. The volume includes scholarly writings by practitioners as well as CTIL faculty and research staff on issues pertaining to trade policies that further the idea of friend-shoring, nearshoring, or re-shoring of supply chains and its potential impact on supply chains and international trade.

  • Global Trade and Customs Journal, Volume 17, Issues 7-8
    Global Trade and Customs Journal (GTCJ), Volume 17, Issues 7-8 was published in August 2022. GTCJ provides new ideas, fresh insights, and expert views on critical practical issues affecting international trade and customs compliance, heightening awareness and staying ahead of tomorrow’s trends. This volume discussed “Dispute Settlement in Trade and Investment Law”. This volume includes articles by practitioners as well as faculty and research staff of CTIL.

  • 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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