About the Journal

The Journal of International Trade is an annual peer-reviewed journal by the Centre for WTO Studies, dealing with issues relating to international trade law, international trade economics and international trade policy. The journal aims to provide an inter-disciplinary platform for the exchange of views on issues of world trade with particular focus on encouraging practical perspectives and developmental issues. One of the main objectives of the journal is to serve as a primary reference point on issues that interest academicians and practitioners in the field. The journal has a Board of Advisors providing overall guidance and suggestions on the content of the journal. The Board of Advisors consists of eminent persons from the field of international trade law, international trade economics or international trade policy.

About Centre for WTO Studies

The Centre for WTO Studies (Centre) was setup in 1999 by the Department of Commerce, Government of India, to serve as a permanent repository of WTO negotiations-related knowledge and documentation. It has since evolved as an independent think-tank and knowledge centre with focus on trade, especially the WTO. The Centre has been a part of the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi since November 2002. The activities undertaken by the Centre seek to achieve three broad objectives:

•     To assist India’s trade negotiators and policy makers in participating effectively in the WTO and at the related multilateral trade negotiations;

•     To enhance the understanding of key trade issues among stakeholders through outreach and dissemination activities; and

•     To develop capacities within India and in other developing countries for analysing WTO and other trade-related issues through training programmes.

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 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. The research undertaken by the Centre is both - demand-driven, especially in areas such as agriculture, NAMA, services, TRIPS, as well as of an autonomous nature, such as Trade and Environment, Trade in Cultural Products, Trade Facilitation etc.