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Trade

Why geography does not work to SAFTA’s benefit

CATR analysis shows that trade within the SAFTA region is still largely geared towards primary commodities, necessitating a change in policy approach towards encouraging technology transfer, skill upg...

India can aspire for self-sufficiency in oilseeds sector

Rising demand, low productivity, market volatility, changing cropping patterns and trade policies have led to a rapid rise in imports of edible oil products, which have surfaced as a crucial policy co...

Trade liberalization
Non-tariff measures: The arch nemesis of free trade

Non-tariff measures have been on a consistent rise, leading to significant costs for exporters. Easing them will be key to a post-COVID recovery, when nationwide lockdowns and supply chain disruptions...

Global Value Chains
Global Value Chains: A critical focus area post-COVID

Strengthening India's backward linkages in global value chains is critical to improve domestic value addition, especially in high end manufactured products. Similarly, India's forward integration is w...

Global Trade
Understanding complex trade dynamics with the Gravity Model

Gravity model analysis shows that global trade is transcending neighbourhood economics, but developing countries like India still struggle with distance barriers....

Will the world see a WTO 2.0 post-COVID?

Without a strong impetus from its Members, WTO may remain ineffective in its core mandate of managing international trade relations. The costs of this (economic or otherwise) may be too much to bear i...

China
‘Un’made in China: Achievable in good time?

CATR's analysis shows that India's economic dependence on imports from China is low. But the industry needs time to build domestic capacity. Ideally, policy makers should prioritise end-use sectors th...

US-China trade war
US-China trade war: Who should blink first?

China is expected to lose more from escalation of tariffs as a result of the US-China trade war. On the other hand, India has an opportunity to benefit....

Exports_TPCI
Global Value Chains post-COVID: Paving the road to revival

The disruption of global value chains due to COVID-19 may significantly impact developing countries’ potential to industrialize in the years to come. The scenario calls for a coordinated policy acti...

Zero tariffs on electronic transmissions = Next wave of economic imperialism?

A continued moratorium on customs duties for electronic transmissions could lead to a highly lopsided trade growth favour of developed countries, especially with emerging technologies like 3D printing...

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