In December, 2013 the Agreement on trade facilitation was finalized as part of the Bali Package. Initially developing countries were opposed to the Agreement largely on the ground that it would require them to upgrade their customs station on the pattern of developed countries which would involve heavy financial burden. The Agreement however, in the present form adjusts this concern of the developing countries by allowing them to choose a time-frame within which they can implement the provisions of the Agreement. So far 53 countries have ratified the agreement. It is expected that the agreement after implementation would considerably reduce trade costs.
Center for International Trade Law of National Law University Odisha (India) proposes to bring out an edited book comprising of papers reflecting the views of different authors on the issue of trade facilitation under WTO. The papers may critique the Agreement on Trade Facilitation or any aspect of the same or highlight developments / problems in various jurisdictions on the issue.
The papers may critique the Agreement on Trade Facilitation or any aspect of the same or highlight developments / problems in various jurisdictions on the issue.
Guidelines for submission:
1. Papers should be within 6000 words. 2. Paper should be typed in Times New Roman.
3. For footnoting OSCOLA citation style may be adopted.
4. Papers should be accompanied by an abstract of 150 words.
Paper’s can be submitted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last date for submission of paper- September 30, 2016
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