Fest name: National Seminar on Indias Foreign Trade
Organized by: GITAM School of International Business GSIB
Fest Date – January 4, 2014
Fest details: GITAM School of International Business conceptualized as a centre of excellence in teaching, research and consultancy in International Business (formerly known as GITAM Institute of Foreign Trade) is acclaimed as one of the top-ranking B-schools for International Business in the country. It is a part of 100-acre campus of 25-year-old Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management (GITAM University), Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. The School has positioned some of the internationally eminent and experienced faculty. It has the best core and visiting faculty, who have rich experience in the reputed B-schools and industry in the country. With ‘top-of-the line’ infrastructure, the School draws excellent students from different parts of the country. It has a track record of 100 percent campus placements.
GITAM School of International Business has also entered into MoUs with Burgundy School of Business, Dijon, France and International University of Paris, Paris France for exchange of students/faculty and collaborative research. The School is in a dialogue with Hanze University, Groningen, The Netherlands; Beijing Normal University, Beijing and University of International Business and Economics, Beijing in China for similar purpose.
About the Conference:
Over the last six decades, India’s foreign trade has undergone a rapid transformation in terms of composition of commodities. Exports cover a wide range of traditional and non-traditional products while imports mainly consist of capital goods, petroleum products, raw materials and intermediate goods to meet the domestic industrial demands. The 2008 world economic crisis had a severe impact on India’s foreign trade. The balance of trade deficit increased from $ 118 billion in 2008-09 to $ 191 billion in 2012-13. Several measures have been taken by the Government to finance the current account deficit. However,
measures to strengthen current account, i.e. the exports of goods and services, need attention. The present Seminar would provide a platform to discuss major issues in India’s Foreign Trade, impact of global economy on India’s trade and implications for policy and on how to strengthen India’s foreign trade sector.
The objectives of the seminar are to discuss the recent trends
and issues in India’s foreign trade and to suggest policy
measures for improving prospects for future growth.
Themes and Topics:
• Impact of Economic Crises (2008 and later) on India’s
– Comparative Advantage
– Market/Product Diversification
– Supply Chain Management
• Impact of Currency Fluctuations
• Regional Groupings and India’s Foreign Trade
• WTO Issues
Address & contact details:
GITAM School of International Business GSIB, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh