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World Trade and India

World Trade and India
Multilateralism, Progress and Policy Response

Edited by:
  • Ajitava Raychauduri - Professor, Department of Economics, Jadavpur University, Kolkata
  • Prabir De - Professor, ASEAN-India Centre (AIC), Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), New Delhi
  • Suranjan Gupta - Executive Director, EEPC India, Kolkata

November 2020 | 476 pages | SAGE India
The world trade has decelerated in recent years amidst global slowdown and COVID-19 outbreak. In the wake of the changing course of global trade, this book studies the key and emerging trade policies and negotiation issues faced by India in international trade and offers policy options for development. In 2019, World Trade Organization (WTO) celebrated 25 years of establishment. India, the founder-member of the WTO, has been forced to reverse the trade liberalization process by raising the customs duties on some products in recent years. Other countries have also been promoting protectionism. 

World Trade and India: Multilateralism, Progress and Policy Response discusses mitigating strategies that would help the Indian economy in building resilience to trade shocks and improve competitiveness of exports. The book unravels the complex interconnections between multilateralism and developing economies like India, and presents a detailed evaluation on where the nations stand today in global trade. It offers policy suggestions for a better future.  
Foreword by Ravi Sehgal and David Rasquinha
Introduction Ajitava Raychaudhuri, Prabir De and Suranjan Gupta
PART I Trade in Goods and Services
Bibek Ray Chaudhuri
WTO and India’s Exports: Trends and Challenges with Special Reference to Engineering Goods
Rupa Chanda
India’s Services Trade: Opportunities, Challenges and International Engagements
Nilanjan Ghosh
Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership: Issues and Concerns for India
Gurudas Das
Cross-Border Trade and Development in India’s Northeast
PART II Trade and Development
Ajitava Raychaudhuri
Impact of International Trade on Poverty and Inequality: Theory and Empirics
Dibyendu Maiti and Prakash Singh
Does FDI Favour Exportability in India?
Sacchidananda Mukherjee and Debashis Chakraborty
Trade and Environment: Issues and Emerging Perspectives
PART III Trade Policy
Parthapratim Pal and Swathysree S. S.
Withering WTO and Indecisive India: Challenges and Opportunities of Trade Policy in a Volatile World
Kasturi Das
India’s Tryst with TRIPS: Revisiting the Patent Conundrum
Nitya Nanda
Antidumping Measures: An Indian Perspective
PART IV Trade, Fragmentation and Innovation
C. Veeramani and Garima Dhir
Dynamics of Fragmentation Trade: India in Comparative Asian Perspective
Radeef Chundakkadan and Subash Sasidharan
Innovation and Exports: Evidence from Indian Enterprises
PART V Trade Facilitation and e-Commerce
Arpita Mukherjee
E-commerce and India: Emerging Trade Policy, Negotiating Issues and Way Forward
Prabir De and Durairaj Kumarasamy
Facilitating Trade in India: What Matters the Most
S. Prahalathan and Rahul Mazumdar
Trade Finance: A Critical Conduit for Trade
Ajitava Raychaudhuri and Prabir De
Epilogue: Coronavirus Pandemic and India’s Trade

“A rich collection of academic and policy papers. It provides an exhaustive and lucid account of various challenges that WTO is confronting in the changing geography of global trade.”

The Hindu Business Line, 24 January 2021

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