What trade policy strategy for India?


December 2, 2020, 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM EST
Virtual Event

Anabel González (PIIE), Arvind Subramanian (Ashoka Center for Economic Policy; PIIE; Former Chief Economic Adviser, Government of India) and Harsha V. Singh (IKDHVAJ Advisers; Former WTO Deputy Director-General)

Event Summary

India, the fifth-largest economy in the world today, aspires to become a $5 trillion economy by 2025. Its participation in global trade, however, is low, contributing only 2.6 percent of total world exports in 2019. In light of the globalization backlash in advanced economies, and India’s large domestic market, should India rely on trade to reach its high growth ambitions? Are current trade policies conducive to increasing growth? Should India enter into trade agreements with advanced countries or join regional initiatives? What should be the top priorities for India’s next foreign trade policy?

Joining this episode of Trade Winds were:

Anabel González Nonresident Senior Fellow


  • Arvind Subramanian, Professor, Ashoka University and Director, Ashoka Center for Economic Policy; Nonresident Senior Fellow, PIIE; former Chief Economic Adviser, Government of India
  • Harsha V. Singh, Chairman, IKDHVAJ Advisers; former WTO Deputy Director-General



About This Series

Trade Winds is a monthly virtual event series hosted by Cecilia Malmström that explores the future of global commerce, including ways that international cooperation on trade can accelerate the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.