Thursday, February 2, 2017

Conference: WTO@20

The Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization and the National Law University, Delhi will hold a WTO@20 Conference in New Delhi on February 16-18, 2017. The program is here. Here's the idea:

WTO@20 Conference 2017, New Delhi

16-18 February, 2017

The Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization (WTO), together with National Law University, Delhi, is organizing the WTO@20 Conference in New Delhi on 16-18 February 2017 to mark the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the WTO. Five highly successful conferences as part of the WTO@20 series have already been held at Florence (Italy), Seoul (South Korea), Beijing (China), Cancun (Mexico), and Cambridge (USA). The Conference in New Delhi (India) will be the final event of the series.

Coming at a time when the world has witnessed significant developments in the areas of global cooperation and economic relations, the Conference will reflect on the current state and the future prospects of the multilateral trade regime, in general, and its legal disciplines, in particular. Over the course of three days, the WTO@20 Conference in New Delhi will bring together leading practitioners, adjudicators, business leaders, policymakers, diplomats, and academics working in the field of international trade and law. Details about the Conference, including the program and registration information, are available on the Conference website:

The Conference will feature a keynote speech by Mr Arvind Subramanian, the Chief Economic Adviser to the Government of India, on India's role and interests in the multilateral trade regime. The keynote will be followed by a roundtable discussion titled "The New Global Politics: Is There Space for Trade Multilateralism?"

The Conference sessions will develop on six main themes:

  • The WTO and trade in services;
  • The evolution of, and challenges posed by, trade remedy disputes at the WTO;
  • Addressing non-trade concerns at the WTO;
  • The role of the WTO in international intellectual property governance;
  • The WTO dispute settlement system and other areas of global governance; and
  • Developing countries' participation in WTO dispute settlement.
For further details please visit the Conference website or email the Organizers at