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TRIPS Waiver and the Covid-19 Pandemic

[Prajjwal Rathore is a III Year B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) student at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore] With the proposal led by India and South Africa for waiver of certain obligations of the TRIPS Agreement given the COVID-19 pandemic, the international community has been polarised along the lines of development. While several developing countries support the proposal for the...

Call for Papers: International Trade Law Journal

[Announcement on behalf of the NLIU Trade Law Journal] The NLIU International Trade Law Journal, a peer-reviewed annual publication of the National Law Institute University, Bhopal, is calling for submissions for its inaugural edition. The Journal aims to provide a forum for intellectual discourse and academic research into various themes of international trade law and associated fields. With an...

Call for Submissions: Trade, Law and Development

[Announcement on behalf of Trade, Law and Development] Founded in 2009, the philosophy of Trade, Law and Development has been to generate and sustain a constructive and democratic debate on emergent issues in international economic law and to serve as a forum for the discussion and distribution of ideas. In keeping with these ideals, the Board of Editors is pleased to announce “Trade and...

India’s Equalisation Levy, Digital Services Trade, and the Evolutionary Approach – Part II

[Ayushi Singh is a 5th year student at National Law University, Jodhpur] As mentioned in the previous post, USA could challenge the equalisation levy and similar digital services taxes for violation of the most favoured nation [MFN] treatment under article I of the General Agreement on Trade in Services [GATS]. Before unpacking the possible arguments for an MFN action, some unique ambiguities...

India’s Equalisation Levy, Digital Services Trade, and the Evolutionary Approach – Part I

[Ayushi Singh is a 5th year student at National Law University, Jodhpur] Multilateral trade relations have suffered numerous blows from proponents of unilateral protectionism in the form of trade wars and economic warfare. The issue of digital taxation has the potential of becoming an additional blow. The United States Trade Representative [USTR] has announced the initiation of investigations...

Call for Submissions: Trade, Law and Development

[Announcement on behalf of Trade, Law and Development] The Board of Editors of Trade, Law and Development is pleased to invite original, unpublished manuscripts for publication in the Winter ’20 Issue of the Journal (Vol. 12, No. 2) in the form of ‘Articles’, ‘Notes’, ‘Comments’ and ‘Book Reviews’. Manuscripts received by August 15, 2020, pertaining to any area within the purview of international...

Is India’s Latest FDI Regulation in Violation of WTO Law?

[Ashi Mehta and Parv Kaushik are IV year B.A L.L.B (Hons.) students at the National Law School of India University, Bengaluru] On 17 April 2020, the Indian Ministry of Commerce & Industry issued a press note, which makes foreign direct investment (FDI) from an entity located in a land-bordering country subject to prior government approval. The stated aim of this amendment is to curb...

Call for Submissions: Trade, Law and Development

[Announcement on behalf of Trade, Law and Development] Founded in 2009, the philosophy of Trade, Law and Development has been to generate and sustain a constructive and democratic debate on emergent issues in international economic law and to serve as a forum for the discussion and distribution of ideas. In keeping with these ideals, the Board of Editors is pleased to announce ‘Trade in Services:...

Appointment of Judges to the Appellate Dispute Settlement Body of the WTO: The Ongoing Impasse

[Jyotsana Singh is a fifth-year student at National Law School of India University, Bangalore] The Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) of the World Trade Organization (WTO), popularly referred to as the ‘crown jewel’ of the said organization, is experiencing an unprecedented crisis. This crisis revolves around the issue of the American attempts at stalling the appointment of judges to the Appellate...

Call for submissions for the 10th volume of the Indian Journal of International Economic Law

[Announcement on behalf of the Indian Journal of International Economic Law] The Board of Editors of the Indian Journal of International Economic Law (IJIEL) is pleased to invite original and unpublished manuscripts for publication in Volume 10.  About the Journal The IJIEL is a student-edited and peer-reviewed law journal published annually by National Law School of India University, Bangalore...

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