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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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Inauguration Ceremony of the India Chair of WTO Chairs Programme

Date :14 Ocotober 2022


The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi with the support of the Centre for Trade and Investment Law and the Centre for WTO Studies organised the ‘Inauguration Ceremony of the India Chair of WTO Chairs Programme’ on 14 October 2022 at Auditorium, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi. The inauguration was followed by three panel discussions on ‘Reinvigorating the Dispute Settlement Mechanism of the WTO’, ‘Balancing Preferential and Multilateral Approaches to Free Trade’ and ‘Macro....
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Five-Day Capacity-Building Programme on Openness to Trade: Negotiating Free Trade Agreements

Date :12-16 September 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 Economic Integration, Graduate Institute, Geneva organised Five-Day Capacity-Building Program on Openness to Trade: Negotiating Free Trade Agreements from 12 to 16 September 2022 at Vanijya Bhawan....
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CTILS’s fifth anniversary celebration

Date :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, Ad....
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Ocotober 2022
PAPER PRESENTATION
Ocotober 19, 2022
The Centre for Trade and Investment Law in association with South Asia International Economic Law Network and Centre for WTO Studies organised a Paper Presentation on “The Impact of NAFTA 2.0 on the D
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Ocotober 2022
INAUGURATION CEREMONY AND PANEL DISCUSSIONS
Ocotober 14, 2022
The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi with the support of the Centre for Trade and Investment Law and the Centre for WTO Studies organised the ‘Inauguration Ceremony of the India Chair of W
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12-16
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
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Publications

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  • 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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