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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 that 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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Discussion Session on ‘Paradise Lost or Found? – The Post WTO International Legal Order (Utopian and Dystopian Possibilities)’

Date :06 September 2019


This session was organized in light of the uncertainty surrounding the future of dispute settlement the WTO, and consequently the future of the multilateral trading system. The session began with a welcome address from Dr. James Nedumpara, Professor and Head, CTIL, who provided a brief background to the current crisis facing the WTO Appellate Body. This was followed by a keynote address by Prof. Picker, who shared insights from these workshops, the methodology of the studies, and some possibilit....
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CTIL Second Anniversary Celebration

Date :12 June 2019


Prof. James J. Nedumpara emphasised on the purpose of the centre to provide neutral and objective opinion on international trade issues to the Government of India. The Chief Guest, Dr. Anup Wadhawan recognized the invaluable contribution of the centre in government's perspective and addressed the issue of increasing complexities of in the field of trade and investment, thereby reassuring the centre to enhance its capacity and resources. In a special address by Mr. Sudhanshu Pandey stressed on th....
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Workshop on International Treaty Negotiation

Date :14 June 2019


The training programme concluded with a workshop on International Treaty Negotiation, which included presentations by Ms. Sangeeta Saxena, Director (TPD and EP) Services, Ministry of Commerce and Industry and by Mr. Bipin Menon, Director (Foreign Trade), Ministry of Commerce and Industry. Ms. Saxena pointed out the various aspects of treaty negotiation while negotiating trade in services. Mr. Menon on the other hand emphasised on the aspects of negotiating bilateral and multilateral trade agreem....
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August 2019
Conference
August 31, 2019
The RGNUL-CTIL Multidisciplinary Congress on Foreign Direct Investment in South Asian Region is the fifth edition of the annual Congress organised by RGNUL, Patiala. The even is co-sponsored by Centre for Trade and Investment Law, New Delhi. The Congress aims to look into the motivations, positive spillovers and challenges of FDI. Other interdisciplinary aspects of Foreign Direct Investment in South Asian countries like Green FDI are also important. The Congress invited paper presentations from students, academicians, practitioners and experts on various themes of FDI ranging from socio-political conflicts to international investment treaties and WTO.
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September 2019
DISCUSSION SESSION
September 06, 2019
This session was organized in light of the uncertainty surrounding the future of dispute settlement the WTO, and consequently the future of the multilateral trading system. The session began with a welcome address from Dr. James Nedumpara, Professor and Head, CTIL, who provided a brief background to the current crisis facing the WTO Appellate Body. This was followed by a keynote address by Prof. Picker, who shared insights from these workshops, the methodology of the studies, and some possibilities that were debated in them.
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August 2019
ROUND-TABLE DISCUSSION
August 21, 2019
The discussion session examined the nature and importance of several policy areas such as Restrictions on foreign entry, Movement of people, Regulatory Transparency, Barriers to competition and other discriminatory as well as non-discriminatory measures in a?ecting exports and imports of three professional services viz. Legal, Accounting/Auditing, and Architectural services.

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  • 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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