Developing nations and LDCs · Dispute Settlement · Ongoing disputes at the WTO · Recent Updates · Trade and Environment

What’s so plain about Plain Packaging? – Part One: The policy perspective

If you happen to Google search “plain packaging dispute world trade organization”, the first thing that hits you is that Australia is going to see some tough trading times. Five nations- Ukraine, Honduras, Dominican Republic, Cuba and Indonesia, have decided to challenge Australia’s “plain packaging” laws. In force since December 2012, these regulations mandated that all… Continue reading What’s so plain about Plain Packaging? – Part One: The policy perspective

Asian powerhouses · Indian Masala

Release of TL&D [Vol. 5, No.2]!

It gives me immense pleasure in announcing the publication of the latest edition (Vol. 5, No.2) of Trade, Law and Development, a bi-annual, student run academic journal published by National Law University, Jodhpur. The journal was inaugurated with the intention of promoting open debate and discussion centred on the policy and legal aspects of international trade. It is noteworthy that the journal is a… Continue reading Release of TL&D [Vol. 5, No.2]!

Asian powerhouses · Dispute Settlement · Ongoing disputes at the WTO · Recent Updates · Trade and Environment · Western World

Guest Post: A cloud over Clove cigarettes

[The following is a guest post by Jayant Raghu Ram, an alumnus of National Law University, Jodhpur. He is currently working as a Research Fellow with the Centre for WTO Studies in the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade.] The recent case of US-Clove Cigarettes is making a fresh comeback in the news. The decision of the WTO Appellate… Continue reading Guest Post: A cloud over Clove cigarettes

Asian powerhouses · Recent Updates · Regional Trade Agreements/FTAs · Western World

Playing by the rules?: EEU, vested interests and economic integration

Regional integration has quicky emerged as the new age global trend in the field of international trade. ARecently a lot of people have been taken in with the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), a trading bloc forged between three ex-Soviet economies: Russia, Belarus and Kazakhastan.Opinions regarding the Russia-fueled merger were all over the news. Though the deal is… Continue reading Playing by the rules?: EEU, vested interests and economic integration