World Trade Agreement and Indian Fisheries Paradigms:A Policy Outlook

Shyam, S Salim and Narayanakumar, R (2012) World Trade Agreement and Indian Fisheries Paradigms:A Policy Outlook. Manual. Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi.


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International trade is duly called as the “engine of growth” and is inextricably linked with economic development. Nevertheless, trade is also vulnerable to economic slowdown as in the current global environment. Many of the developing countries are getting exposed to declining demand for exports and increased protectionism. Even in times of strong economic growth, trade and its benefits had not been evenly distributed across the developing world and the growth had been asymmetric. The World Trade Organization (WTO) which officially commenced on January 1st, 1995 under the Marrakesh Agreement, replacing the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), intends to supervise and liberalize international trade through negotiations aiming at expansion of rules–based trade and thereby gearing trade policies to support development. When the developing countries were liberalizing their economies, they felt the need for better export opportunities. The establishment of WTO is an important landmark in the history of international trade as it provides opportunities for countries to grow and realize their export potentials, with appropriate domestic policies in place.

Item Type: Monograph (Manual)
Uncontrolled Keywords: World Trade Agreement; Indian Fisheries
Subjects: Socio Economic and Extension
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Extension
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2012 08:58
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:53

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