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Trade in Services and Trade Agreements

Trade in Services and Trade Agreements
Perspectives from India and the European Union

First Edition
Edited by:
  • Arpita Mukherjee - Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations, New Delhi, India
  • Rupa Chanda - Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, India
  • Tanu M. Goyal - Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations, New Delhi, India

November 2015 | 464 pages | SAGE India

A comprehensive assessment of how trade complementarities and agreements help facilitate trade in services between India and the European Union

A first of its kind, it addresses policy initiatives on services trade between two economies that are actively engaged in trade agreements. It establishes that the Broad Based Trade and Investment Agreement (BTIA), if signed, will be India’s first agreement with a major advanced regional bloc and a major trading partner, and the EU’s first agreement with a large emerging market. It is, therefore, likely to have a far-reaching impact on other large trading nations such as the United States and China.

This book will be indispensable to scholars of international trade, international economics, macroeconomics, international relations as well as policy-makers, policy analysts and the informed general reader.


Rajat Kathuria
Arpita Mukherjee, Rupa Chanda and Tanu M. Goyal
Ramneet Goswami
The Services Sector in India and the EU
Ramneet Goswami
Trade and Investment in Services: Reflections from India and the EU
Smita Miglani
Expanding Collaboration in Logistics: The BTIA and Beyond
Smita Miglani
Trade and Collaboration in Energy Services
Divya Satija
Trade and Investment in IT and IT-enabled Services
Parthapratim Pal
Accountancy Sector: High Potential beyond Higher Barriers
Rupa Chanda
Strengthening India–EU Relations in Health Services: Opportunities and Challenges
Aparna Sawhney
Environmental Services in the EU–India BTIA and Beyond
Tanu M. Goyal
Here Is the Market, Where Is FDI? The Retail Sector in India and Opportunities for the EU
Arpita Mukherjee and Tanu M. Goyal
Trade Agreements and Outcomes: The Way Forward for the India–EU BTIA

This book explores India–EU trade relation from services perspective and ana­lyzes prospects and challenges for trade in various services between these two regions…the author not only analyzes the commercial aspects of this bilateral relationship but also highlights regulatory and other challenges that are hindering such trade…this book should serve as a useful source of data and information pertaining to India–EU services trade for students, academicians, researchers, think tanks and policymakers.


Foreign Trade Review,
Volume 51, Issue 2, February 2016

First of its kind to provide such a detailed analysis of the service sector in the backdrop of the India-EU BTIA…a must read for policy makers from both India and the EU and also researchers working towards enhancing global competitiveness and effi­ciency of services, including development of services value chains.

South Asia Economic Journal,
Volume 17 (Issue 2), September 2016

Arpita Mukherjee

Arpita Mukherjee is a Professor at the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), New Delhi, with a PhD in Economics from the University of Portsmouth, UK. She has several years of experience in policy-oriented research and works closely with the Government of India and policy-makers in the European Union (EU), the US, Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and East Asian countries. She has conducted studies for international organisations, such as the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), ASEAN Secretariat, Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO, UK), Italian... More About Author

Rupa Chanda

Rupa Chanda is a Professor of Economics and Social Sciences at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore, with a PhD in Eco­nomics from Columbia University, New York. Earlier, she worked as an Economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington, DC. Her research interests include the WTO, international trade in services, regional integration, health services and migration. She has undertaken research assignments for various international and Indian organisa­tions, including the World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), OECD, European Commission, World Bank and ICRIER. She has... More About Author

Tanu M. Goyal

Tanu M. Goyal is a Consultant at ICRIER, New Delhi, with a Masters in Economics with specialisation in World Economy from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Her research interests include trade in services, analysis of trade agreements, foreign direct investment issues and retail. She has done several projects for the Indian Government and international agencies, such as the British High Commission, ADB and KAS. Some of her projects include study on India–Thailand and India–Indonesia free trade agreement, food supply chain and opportunities for international business, study of bilateral trade and investment collaboration with the... More About Author

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ISBN: 9789351503248