Foreign Trade Library @ Indian Institute of Foreign Trade

The major objective of the Centre has been to provide research and analytical support on a continuous basis to the Department of Commerce on identified issues pertaining to the World Trade Organization. In addition, it is also tasked to carry out research activities, bring out Publications on WTO related subjects, carry out Outreach & Capacity Building programmes by organizing seminars, workshops, subject specific meetings etc., and to be a repository of important WTO documents in its Trade Resource Centre.

Recognising the role of innovations, R&D and technology for the growth and competitiveness of trade and industry in a knowledge based economy, the Centre for International Trade and Technology (CITT) has been set up in 2001 at IIFT with the active technical and financial support of Ministry of Science & Technology, DSIR, GoI. The CITT primarily aims to promote the technology business through policy research, capacity building, dissemination of information and networking and collaborations.

The model envisaged for the SME Centre reinforces IIFT’s basic philosophy of integrating research and training for the benefit of the SMEs with a special focus on Internationalisation of SMEs. This will be complementary to the current activities of other Institutions in this regard. The center plays a pivot role of knowledge partner in all its activities to provide and disseminate the latest developments affecting the sector.



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The Foreign Trade Library is a knowledge bank in the field of Management, Foreign Trade and WTO related issues. It has an organized collection of Information resources on International Business & Economic Environment which are accessible in printed or e-form to its Readers for their reference or borrowing. It continued with its endeavor to add to its collection specialized publications, reports, Databases, e-Journals, Print Journals, Articles etc. and get itself updated regularly. Presently Library has an impressive collection of 1,03,407 resources that comprises76,422 book/CDs-volumes, 17581 bound periodicals, and 255 periodicals / Journals.

Library has also installed 12 Bloomberg terminals in the Library. The specific features of Bloomberg Database is that it provides a range of Global Economic data and live changes for stocks Markets, Company Reports, Sector analysis, and future trends.Bloomberg Database is very useful for Research Analysis.

The impressive collection of books, reports, journals, research reports, company reports, CD-ROMs, Videocassettes, International Trade Statistics and documents on world trade. This remarkable collection covers over different subject areas such as Economics, Foreign Trade, Finance, Economic Conditions and Development of different countries, Free Trade, Protectionism and Customs, Production Economics, Business Communications, Industry, Business Management and Technology, Personnel Management, Organizational Behaviour, International Law, Marketing, Information Technology, Computer Science and E-Commerce It has also enriched itself with the publications procured from National and International Organizations such as United Nation agencies, ITC/UNCTAD/WTO, International Monetary Fund, World Bank, Ministries and Departments of Government of India, Export Promotion Councils, Commodity Boards and other Trade Promotion Organizations.

The WTO Resource Centre is A precious addition to the Foreign Trade Library established in 1998 by Min. of Commerce Govt. of India, which exclusively provides information on WTO and related issues.



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