Asian powerhouses · Developing nations and LDCs · Recent Updates · Regional Trade Agreements/FTAs · Western World

Let’s talk about the TPP: Part I

The TPP is definitely the talk of the town. It’s mentioned everywhere. In newspaper op-eds to academic articles. You may have heard of it – a massive “free-trade” pact between 12 (majorly pacific-rim) countries, spearheaded by the United States. Apart from Vietnam, Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) members include countries like New Zealand, Australia, Brunei, Singapore, Peru and Mexico. The double-quotations around the… Continue reading Let’s talk about the TPP: Part I

Asian powerhouses · Developing nations and LDCs · Indian Masala · Recent Updates · The Doha Debate · Uncategorized · Western World

How India landed in a very common crisis: a much-needed response to the TFA controversy

It had to happen. There was too much at stake. India’s new government had boldly stood by its predecessor’s decision to provide massive agricultural subsidies through the implementation of the National Food Security Act (NFSA), passed last year. On the other side, the US had decided to amplify its attempts to conclude the pending TPP negotiations, which… Continue reading How India landed in a very common crisis: a much-needed response to the TFA controversy

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 · Indian Masala · Ongoing disputes at the WTO · Trade and Environment · Western World

Part II: Alternative Defences for India in the Solar Cells dispute.

In recent news, the Panel for the India-Solar Cells dispute has been established. The unrelenting attack from the US-led West must be countered strongly by India. New Prime Minister, Mr. Narender Modi has given this job primarily to the Mrs.Nirmala Sitharaman in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. She stands to be one of the key players… Continue reading Part II: Alternative Defences for India in the Solar Cells dispute.

Developing nations and LDCs · Recent Updates · Trade talks and negotiations

160 and counting: Yemen joins the club.

The WTO website reports that yesterday, after depositing its Instrument of Acceptance with Director General Roberto Azevedo, Yemen confirmed its membership terms and became the 160th country (and 7th Least Developed Country)to do so. Officially, Yemen will be granted the status of a WTO member on the 26th of June. The list of its commitments can… Continue reading 160 and counting: Yemen joins the club.

Asian powerhouses · The Doha Debate · Trade talks and negotiations

Part I: Where we stand-Doha in Doldrums

It has been almost 12 years since the concept of the “Doha Agenda” was developed. In the wake of several critics claiming that the WTO has failed as an international institution, Director General of the WTO, Roberto Azevẻdo recently warned that the institution has eight months to prove that it has a future. In London,… Continue reading Part I: Where we stand-Doha in Doldrums