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India's Liberalisation Experience

India's Liberalisation Experience
Hostage to WTO?

First Edition
Edited by:
  • Suparna Karmakar - Marie Curie Fellow, Bruegel, Brussels
  • Rajiv Kumar - Secretary General, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, New Delhi
  • Bibek Debroy - Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi, India

June 2018 | 424 pages | SAGE India
This book reviews India's liberalisation measures in the last decade, in cognisance of the impact of the country's World Trade Oraganisation (WTO) membership on the same. The collection of articles by subject experts recognises that the changes mandated by WTO membership are but one of the three-pronged liberlisation measures that the country has been subjected to-in the external, domestic (industrial policies) and financial sectors. The lucid analyses bear out that rather than being WTO-induced, external liberalisation of most sectors has been part of India's general economic reform programme, having been shaped by domestic compulsions.

India's Liberalisation Experience: Hostage to the WTO? also analyses how the country has coped with and benefited from its obligations and rights as a WTO member. It attempts to evaluate the impact of the domestic reforms on the country's economy and the implications thereof on its performance as a WTO negotiator. It tries to dispel the myths regarding the impact of international trade negotiations on India's ongoing reform processes and its developmental and poverty/livelihood concerns. Thus, it will appeal not only to WTO experts, but also to trade policy analysts, academicians, research students, policy-makers, scholars and economists.

Bibek Debroy
India’s Economic Liberalisation and the WTO
Suparna Karmakar
From Uruguay to Doha: India at the Negotiating Table
Biswajit Dhar
Prospects of Agricultural Trade Liberalisation: A View from India
T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan
The Political Economy of NAMA: A Note
Samar Verma
Indian Textile and Clothing Industry: Economic Policy Reform Experience During ‘ATC’ Period
Rupa Chanda and Sasidaran G
GATS and Developments in India`s Service Sector
Sumanta Chaudhuri
Plurilateral Negotiations in Services
Pravin Anand and Neeti Wilson
The Enhanced Intellectual Property Rights in India
Anil K Gupta
Can Protecting Intellectual Property Rights be of Any Consequence to the Poor People?
Jayanta Roy and Pritam Banerjee
Trade Facilitation: The Next Big Step in India’s Trade Reform
Sharad Bhansali
Anti-Dumping Through India’s Liberalisation Process
S Narayan and Indu Rayadurgam
`WTO Plus` Arrangements: Impact of Regional Trade Agreements
Pradeep S Mehta
Shifting Streams: India, the Environment and the WTO

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