Welcome to CRT

The Centre for Regional Trade (CRT), an autonomous Think-Tank, has been established recently by the Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India's. CRT is mandated to focus on policy-oriented research while viewing Indias economic engagements with the global economy through a regional lens. Broad areas of research, capacity building and outreach programmes cover Trade in Goods, Trade in Services, Investment, Technology and developmental issues.

CRT intends to bring out high quality publications focused on evidence-based policy research that combine theory, empirics and policy.

Furthermore, CRT aims at building on a trade-development narrative that is relevant to the policy making processes and other stakeholders such as private sector, academia and media across the regions and the world as a whole.

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November 10, 2019 / Regional Trade & Beyond

Pakistan allows use of Chinese Yuan for trade, investment

Pakistan will allow the Chinese Yuan to be used for imports, exports and financing transactions for bilateral trade and investment...
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November 7, 2019 / Research Policy Papers

An Untold Story of India’s FTAs, by Rajeev Kher & Ram Upendra Das

There is a widely held view that India’s FTAs/CECAs/CEPAs have not helped India but benefitted India’s trade partners. Mostly, it...
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