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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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Launch of India Special Issue of Global Trade and Customs Journal & Panel Discussion on India in the International Economic Order: Issues and Perspective

Date :15 November 2019


The Global Trade and Customs Journal is a reputed international journal in the field of international trade law. In 2019, Professor James J. Nedumpara, Head & Professor of the Centre for Trade and Investment Law was invited to edit a special Issue of the GTCJ. The Special Issue, focused on India and titled ‘India in the International Economic Order: Issues and Perspective’, has articles and contributions from many eminent Indian trade experts and scholars. This Special Issue has collated views o....
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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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15
November 2019
Journal Launch & Panel Discussion
November 15, 2019
The Special Issue, focused on India and titled ‘India in the International Economic Order: Issues and Perspective’, has articles and contributions from many eminent Indian trade experts and scholars. This Special Issue has collated views of trade experts and scholars on various aspects of international trade and India’s role in and perspective on emerging issues in international trade. The first Panel focused on the theme ‘India and the contemporary international economic order’. Like the Special Issue, the Panel discussed the emergence of India as a key player in the global trade regime. The Panel discussed the competitive strength of the Indian Economy and the evolution of India’s trade policy over the last several decades. The second Panel focused on theme ‘Investment, FTAs and Other Emerging Issues in the International Trade Regime’. The Second Panel discussed new areas in international economic law which have emerged in the recent past including India’s approach to Bilateral investment treaties, perspective on e- commerce and government procurement policies the Generalised System of Preferences, among other issues.
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November 2019
Round-table Discussion
November 08, 2019
The objective is to discuss the nature and importance of various barriers to trade in services such as restrictions on foreign entry, movement of people, lack of regulatory transparency, barriers to competition and other discriminatory and non-discriminatory measures. This discussion focused on restrictiveness in trade of Computer, Telecommunication, and Engineering services.
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Ocotober 2019
Round-table Discussion
Ocotober 16, 2019
The objective of this Round-table Discussion is to discuss the nature and importance of various barriers to trade in services such as restrictions on foreign entry, movement of people, lack of regulatory transparency, barriers to competition and other discriminatory and non-discriminatory measures affecting the import and export of Health and Education services. In particular, this discussion will focus on restrictiveness in trade of Hospital and Higher Education services.

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  • 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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