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NLS-MEA Public Lecture | The Challenges and Opportunities of a Rules-Based Order: India and the WTO


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Friday, July 22, 2022, 5:00 pm

NLSIU invites you to the public lecture on “The Challenges and opportunities of a rules-based order: India and the WTO” on 22nd July at 5 pm. This lecture is being organised as part of the “India@75: Videsh Niti Distinguished Lecture Series” under the Ministry of External Affairs of India.  The Ministry is organizing this commemorative lecture series as part of celebrations of 75 years of India’s Independence. The idea behind the lectures is to ”demystify India’s foreign policy” so as to make young minds understand how India’s foreign policy operates and the role of the Ministry of External Affairs of India.


Ambassador(Retd) Asoke Mukerji, Former Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations


India has been a founder-member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) since January 1995.  As India transforms into a $5 trillion economy during the coming decade, India’s international trade (which currently contributes about 40% of her GDP) will play a major role in sustaining a supportive external environment to meet India’s aspirations. The lecture will look at the role of India’s support as a developing country for the core principles of international trade cooperation, India’s increasing use of the emerging international trade framework including its dispute settlement provisions to anchor the main thrust of her economic reforms since 1992, and the impact on India of the current challenges and opportunities facing the WTO rules-based international trade order.”

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