Discussion Papers

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Discussion Paper: # 163

Rules of Origin under Regional Trade Agreements

by Ram Upendra Das

Abstract:Rules of origin (ROO) have emerged as an area in which consensus is hard to achieve among negotiating countries within an RTA.

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Discussion Paper: # 162

Geographical Indications at the WTO: An Unfinished Agenda

by Kasturi Das

Abstract:Over the recent past, Geographical Indication (GI) has emerged as one of the most contentious categories of intellectual property (IP).

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Abstract:Relations between India and Nepal have been bound by long-standing geographical, historical, cultural, social and economic ties that the peoples of the two countries have shared since times immemorial.

Abstract:Regional infrastructure is one of the major determinants of economic integration process.

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Discussion Paper: # 159

India’s Trade in Drugs and Pharmaceuticals: Emerging Trends, Opportunities and Challenges

by Reji K JosephAbstract:It was argued in the context economic reforms in pharmaceuticals sector, particularly in the context of changing patent regime, that growth in exports would be restricted, imports would get a fillip and balance of trade would be a

Abstract:It was argued in the context economic reforms in pharmaceuticals sector, particularly in the context of changing patent regime, that growth in exports would be restricted, imports would get a fillip and balance of trade w

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Abstract:While the global economy has pulled back from the financial abyss, it is by no means out of the woods.

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Abstract: Realizing its importance, the South Asian region has also embarked upon various processes of regional economic integration.

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Discussion Paper: # 156

The European Union’s Proposed Carbon Equalization System: Can it be WTO Compatible?

by Biswajit Dhar and Kasturi Das

Abstract:Numerous political statements by the world leaders on the urgency of reaching an ambitious climate deal in Copenhagen notwithstanding, the actual discussions at the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate C

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Discussion Paper: # 155

Addressing the Defaults of Globalization

by Prof. Jan Pronk

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Abstract: This paper look into the key issues concerning trade facilitation and SMEs, particularly how information technology related measures have influenced SMEs.