Call for Papers: Trade Facilitation and the WTO

Simran Sahni

12 Jun 2016 3:50 PM GMT

  • Call for Papers: Trade Facilitation and the WTO

    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.

    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.

    The book would be edited by Prof Jane Winn, Professor of Law at the University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington and Prof. Sheela Rai.

    Prof Winn is a leading international authority on electronic commerce law as well as regulatory governance issues arising from technology innovation in global markets. She received Fulbright research grants in 2008 and 2016 and is co-author of Law of Electronic Commerce, a leading treatise for American lawyers.

    Prof. Sheela Rai is a Professor of Law at National Law University Odisha. Apart from papers in leading national and international journals she has authored three books; Recognition and Regulation of Antidumping Measures Under GATT/WTO, Recognition and Regulation of Safeguard Measures under GATT/WTO and Antidumping Measures in India: Policy, Law and Practice.


    • 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.

    • Deadline: September 30, 2016.

    • Papers can be submitted at

    • Papers should be within 6000 words, typed in Times New Roman.

    • For footnoting OSCOLA citation style may be adopted.

    Papers should be accompanied by an Abstract of 150 words.

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