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Introduction to Centre for WTO Studies

The Centre for WTO Studies was set up in the year 1999 to be a permanent repository of WTO negotiations-related knowledge and documentation. It was also envisaged that the Centre would evolve into a research unit with interest in trade in general and WTO in particular to finally develop into an independent think tank in the area. The Centre was later situated in the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade in November 2002.

Over the years, the Centre has conducted a robust research programme with a series of papers in all spheres of interest at the WTO. It is currently engaging itself in an exercise to back its research with an equally robust publication programme. The Centre has also created a specialised e-repository of important WTO documents, especially related to India, in its Trade Resource Centre.

It has been regularly called upon by the Government of India to undertake research and provide independent analytical inputs to help it develop positions in its various trade negotiations, both at the WTO and other forums such as Free and Preferential Trade Agreements and Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreements.

Additionally, the Centre has been actively interfacing with industry and Government units as well as other stakeholders through its Outreach and Capacity Building programmes by organizing seminars, workshops, subject specific meetings etc. The Centre thus also acts as a platform for consensus building between stakeholders and policy makers...More

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Working Paper: Fisheries Subsidies Negotiations at the WTO: The Real Catch

Press Release: Inauguration of Trade Capacity Building for Afghanistan Under CWS-ITC Project

Call for Papers: Journal of International Trade

Centre for WTO Studies partnership with Afghanistan

SPS and TBT portal has been updated up to august 2016

International Conference on Services, Investment and Global Value Chains (28-29 July, 2016)

Submission by Centre for WTO Studies to the UN Secretary General’s High Level Panel on Access to Medicine: Use of Mandatory licensing- Concept of standard essential patents in Pharmaceuticals

Submission by Centre for WTO Studies to the UN Secretary General’s High Level Panel on Access to Medicine: Role of UN to ensure policy coherance between human right issues and trade.

Studies: Marketing of GI Products: Unlocking their Commercial Potential

Questionnaire -Post GI Marketing Initiatives by State Government

Post - G1 Marketing Initiatives Questionnaire.

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TRADE REMEDIES MEASURES (9 – 10 April 2015)

Dispute Analysis: US — SHRIMP (VIET NAM) (PANEL)

CWS Newsletter : April - September 2014

Book: Review of Trade Policies of India’s Major Trading Partners(Prof. Shashank Priya and Animesh)

FAQ on the Agreement on Safeguards and TRIPs now available in Hindi.

Round Table on Future Contours of India’s Trade Policy organised by the Centre for WTO Studies, IIFT, New Delhi

Questionnaire on Trade in Services and RCEP Negotiations

BRICS Trade Policies,Institutions and Areas of Deepening Cooperation

Twenty Years of India's Liberalization: Experiences and Lessons

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