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Foreign Trade Policy and Trends in India 1947-48 to 2008-09

Vibha Mathur (Author)
Synopsis Since early 1990s world economies have witnessed a paradigm shift towards market-oriented economic policies and a careful dismantling of obstacles in international trade. This has helped developing countries like India to gain access to world markets, modern technologies and collaborations. This has also given them a window to the developed world and helped them to understand role of foreign trade as an effective instrument of economic growth and employment generation. Beginning 1991, Government of India has introduced a series of reforms to liberalise and globalize the India economy. Reforms in the external sector have helped to integrate India with the world economy.

In recognition of the growing importance of foreign trade in the Indian economy, this book provides a comprehensive description and analysis of post-Independence development in India's foreign trade and allied sectors with focus on post-1991 period.

The book covers the following specific topics:
•    Changing Pattern of International Trade
•    Pre- and Post-Independence Developments in India's Foreign Trade
•    Compositional and Directional Shifts in Exports from India
•    Compositional and Policy Shifts in Imports into India
•    Foreign trade Policy in Recent Years
•    Rationalistion, Simplification and Moderation of Customs Tariff Regime
•    Current Account Convertibility and Flows
•    Capital Account Convertibility and Flows
•    Exchange Rate Determination and Management
•    Foreign Exchange Reserves
•    External Debt and Aid
•    Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)
•    Foreign Portfolio Investment

The book provides special coverage to the following topics:
•    Globalisation and International Trade
•    Global Economic Crisis and International Trade
•    India's Regional Trade Agreements (RTAS)
•    World Trade Organisation (WTO) and India’s Foreign Trade
•    Global Economic Crisis and the Indian Economy

Besides, it contains annual review of developments in India's foreign trade from 1947-48 to 2008-09; 7 appendices containing relevant information on India's foreign trade; glossary of trade-related terms and time-series statistics of India's foreign trade.
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About the author

Vibha Mathur

Vibha Mathur received her M. Phil. And Ph.D. degrees from the Department of Commerce, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi. She has written extensively on India’s foreign trade and related areas. Dr. Mathur has already authored three books, namely India-European Union Trade Prospects and Impact of Euro; Foreign Trade of India: Policy and Developments, 1950-2000 and Trade Liberalisation and Foreign Investment in India: 1991-2001. Dr. Mathur was a visiting fellow at the European Commission and Parliament in Brussels, Belgium in May 2001. Presently, she is a Reader in the Department of Commerce, Jesus & Mary College, University of Delhi.

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Bibliographic information

Title Foreign Trade Policy and Trends in India 1947-48 to 2008-09
Author Vibha Mathur
Format Hardcover
Date published: 24.07.2009
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788177082074
length xliv+533p., Tables; Appendix; Glossary; Bibliography; Index; 25cm.