Proliferation of FTAs and India: A Stock Taking for Future Economic Integration

23 Pages Posted: 14 Feb 2008

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Prof. K. D. Raju

Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law, IIT Kharagpur

Date Written: February 14, 2008

Abstract

There is a proliferation of RTAs and FTAs throughout the world in the recent past. According to the WTO estimates, close to two-third of world trade is on a preferential basis and only three of its members are not party to any RTAs. It is estimated that there will be 400 FTAs within 2010. The objective of the present article is to analyse India's trade agreements with other trade blocks and its neighbours. It is argued that these agreements are not in fovour of India's economic interests and affecting the Indian industry adversely.

Keywords: FTAs, RTAs, WTO, India

Suggested Citation

Raju, Prof. K. D., Proliferation of FTAs and India: A Stock Taking for Future Economic Integration (February 14, 2008). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1093142 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1093142

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Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law, IIT Kharagpur ( email )

IIT , Kharagpur
West Bengal
Kharagpur, West Bengal 721302
India

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