World Trade Organisation and Globalisation: An Indian Overview
WTO came into existence on January 1, 1995. With its creation, multilateral trade has entered a new phase. Issues such as intellectual property rights, investment measures, trade in services, agricultural policies and multi-fibre agreement have appeared on the agenda of international trade. The global trade arena is littered with the most comprehensive and complex agreements and rules formulated by the powerful players. India has failed to comprehend these multilateral trade rules as well as their backlash on Indian economy and trade. Instead of now complaining about dilution of our sovereignty - which we voluntarily globalised way back in 1994 - let us face the challenges intelligently. Even now there are sufficient safeguards in the WTO agreements to protect our interests. Let not our incomplete and imperfect knowledge of global trade rules prevent us from using these agreements to our advantage. So, what is basically required is an understanding of these new global trade rules. This book serves that need. The object of the book is to scan the vital WTO agreements; assess their implications on national interest; and to suggest the line of action in future multilateral trade talks.
Professor Nilima Chandiramani has taught law at all the three law colleges in South Mumbai before joining the University Department of Law. She has participated in innumerable national conferences and even presented papers in international conferences - LAWASIA (Beijing); UNCITRAL (Vienna); WIPO (Geneva); LAWASIA (Tokyo and Hiroshima); ICEF (Paestum); AFCC (Washington, D.C.). She has delivered lectures at universities and institutions in Europe and the Far East. Her name was recommended for biographical inclusion in the Eight Edition of the prestigious International Directory of Distinguished Leadership; and she has been nominated for the American Biographical Institute Awards. Her previous books are \'The Law of Contract - An Outline\', \'Carriage of Goods by Sea and Multimodal Transport\' and \'The Companies Act - An Introduction\'. She has also contributed several articles in periodicals and journals published in India and abroad. Currently, she is writing a book on Customs Law.
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