India, EU and the New Bilateral Investment Treaty

24th Feb, 2017. There is a very interesting blog-post by Rob Howse (@howserob) on International Economic Law and Policy Blog  on how India should hold firm against the European efforts to undermine its new model Bilateral Investment Treaty (http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/2017/02/india-should-hold-firm-against-the-european-efforts-to-undermine-its-new-model-bilateral-investment-.html). The column is all praise for India's model BIT and very contemporary especially when there is pressure … Continue reading India, EU and the New Bilateral Investment Treaty

Data-Trade-India-OpenGovernment

In a recent interaction, I was being asked if I could think of tools for trade that should be there but is not available so far. In the Indian context, of course. A topic close to my heart, my bread and butter, my response was the following: ******* Availability of trade statistics in the most … Continue reading Data-Trade-India-OpenGovernment

Interesting Readings – September, 2016

More Wealth, More Jobs, But Not for Everyone: What Fuels The Backlash on Trade by Peter Goodman, New York Times, 29th September, 2016. In this article Peter Goodman writes about the unaccounted consequences of international trade. There is an interesting quote in this article - “The debates that we are having about globalization and the adjustment … Continue reading Interesting Readings – September, 2016