International Trade and Economic Laws

Centre for International Trade and Economic Laws (CITEL) is an academic research centre affiliated to Jindal Global Law School (JGLS), O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU). It was established in 2009 at Jindal Global Law School (JGLS). The centre aims to provide expertise and technical assistance in order to promote research and scholarship in International Trade and Economic Laws.


CITEL aims to promote understanding and application the International Trade and Economic Laws. In this pursuit it engages with various private and governmental agencies while supporting legal education in this sphere at Jindal Global Law School (JGLS).. The centre builds critical and analytical ability of students to appreciate the decisions by government and international bodies, outcome of treaty negotiations as well as important decisions of courts and quasi-judicial bodies.

International Economic Law

International economic law encompasses broad range of subjects which include trade in goods and services, investment law, financial law, economic integration, development law, business regulation and intellectual property.

The Centre emphasizes in-depth research on fundamental, long-term and topical issues which concerns international economic laws and various domestic economic legislation. Further, emphasis is given to the nature of rule-making and the implementation at the multilateral level.

International Trade Law

International trade law delves on the importance of trade policy as well as trade laws governing trade in goods and services across the national borders. It is a rapidly growing area in the field of international law. CITEL critically examine important policy decisions pertaining to the World Trade Organization (WTO), regional trade policy frameworks, and treaty negotiation outcomes as well as decisions of courts, tribunals and quasi-judicial bodies. The center aims to assist the policy makers through inter-disciplinary and in-depth research in making informed decisions on various aspects of trade negotiations and dispute settlement matters.


  • Inter- College Paper Writing & Presentation Competition on “The Concept of Public Body/ Dual Pricing in the WTO Jurisprudence”
  • The South Asia International Economic Law Network Inaugural Conference.

It encourages research and scholarship in the field of international trade and economic laws.

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