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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...

the-Outlook-of-WTO-With-New-Leadership-Is-No-Panacea
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...

The‌ ‌journey‌ ‌from‌ ‌MEIS‌ ‌to‌ ‌RoDTEP‌‌ A‌ ‌bumpy‌ ‌ride ‌- tpci
RoDTEP: The end justifies the means

Exporters would benefit from early announcement of RoDTEP rates across sectors, as well as a seamless process for claiming benefits. While there is currently ambiguity on the exact outlay given budget...

MRL: A bane for India’s agricultural export ambitions
MRL: A bane for India’s agricultural export ambitions

While developed countries have traditionally been stringent on maximum residue limit or MRL norms, the same are now being adopted in bits and pieces by some developing countries. This is leading to st...

Prof Rupa Chanda, RBI Chair of Economics, IIM Bangalore
India’s RCEP exit: Countries can benefit even without free trade agreements

Prof Rupa Chanda, RBI Chair of Economics, IIM Bangalore, talks about possible regions where India can pursue greater trade integration post its exit from RCEP. At the same time, she asserts that FTAs ...

Prof Amita Batra
India should renegotiate RCEP in the near future

Prof Amita Batra, Centre for South Asian Studies, JNU, asserts that while US and EU have been traditionally large markets for India, integrating with the countries of East Asia and Southeast Asia is i...

TPCI_De-minimis
De minimis

The WTO defines de minimis provision as the “minimal amounts of domestic support that are allowed even though they distort trade”....

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