WTO

G20 Presidency
India’s G20 Presidency: Resurgence of the voice of developing economies

With its upcoming G20 presidency, India has an opportunity to highlight the upcoming challenges pertaining to trade and investment and strengthen the WTO to usher in a fair multilateral trading system...

GVC_IPR-TPCI
Role of IPRs in increasing India’s participation in GVCs

Exports through value chains account for about 70% of global exports. Currently, India is a small player in global value chains (GVCs), smaller than several smaller economies like the Republic of Kore...

Sunitha Raju IIFT
WTO Reform: India’s Challenging Position

Dr Sunitha Raju deliberates on the WTO's work programme post-pandemic, the dilemma of diverse concerns of developing nations, challenges faced in consensus building and proposed negotiation strategies...

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Outcomes of WTO’s MC12 are positive, but inadequate

Dr Amita Batra, Professor of Economics, Centre for South Asian Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, discusses the role of the WTO in context of the changing trade dyn...

Fostering India’s Future Trade: Trade Facilitation and Beyond

The COVID-19 pandemic exposed the vulnerabilities of the global supply chain, with a number of countries adopting protectionist approaches towards trade. However, it at the same time exposed the need ...

Professor Manoj Pant, Director, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade
COVID-19 & the IPR waiver: Will it work?

Prof Manoj Pant, Director, IIFT, argues that for once, the IPR waiver on COVID vaccines should be taken as a non-political necessity in response to a once-in-a-decade event. The long term political op...

Professor Manoj Pant, Director, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade
Foreign Trade Policy should holistically focus on trade & investment

Prof Manoj Pant, Director, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, discusses the trends in global trade over the past 5 years and how policymakers should approach the Foreign Trade Policy 2021-26 with Indi...

SEZ Manufcturing
Revamping SEZ policy will support Aatmanirbhar Bharat

India needs to urgently revamp its SEZ policy, as the mandatory requirement on net foreign exchange earnings makes it a subsidy that's non-compliant to the WTO. Dr Arpita Mukherjee, Professor at ICRIE...

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Will Dr Ngozi Okonjo’s stint at WTO be as historic as her appointment?

While the leadership change in the US may be a shot in the arm for new WTO Chief Dr Ngozi Okonjo, she has to walk a tightrope on a number of urgent issues. Arguably, the priority for her would be to e...

Dr Arpita Mukherjee TPCI IBT
Foreign trade policy should focus more on vision for trade

Dr Arpita Mukherjee, Professor at ICRIER, proposes a step-by-step framework for India’s Foreign Trade Policy, where India should look at success stories from other countries, make subsidies WTO-comp...

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