Globalization of Transport Services: India’s Trade and Investment Prospects

Sir Ratan Tata Trust had a three-year long research programme in ICRIER, which included consultation, workshops, research and report writing. Under that this study discussed India’s trade and investment prospects in the transport sector. It highlighted the recent trends and development in different sub-sectors of transport (road transport, rail transport, air transport and maritime transport), both globally and within India. It also analysed the linkages of transport with rest of the economy, areas of weaknesses and reform requirements. It examined unilateral/multilateral/bilateral liberalisation in this sector and how India is likely to address this sector in the ongoing WTO negotiations and in its bilateral/regional agreements.


Report “Globalisation of Transport Services: India’s Trade and Investment Prospects”, co-authored with Deepa Bhaskaran


Journal Article:

“Logistics Services in the WTO and Bilateral Agreements: The Case of India”, with Ramneet Goswami in ‘The Asian Journal – Journal of Transport and Infrastructure’, Volume 1, Number 1, Asian Institute of Transport Development, January 2016, pgs 20-38.


“Facilitating Trade and Improving Competitiveness through Improved Road Network: Issues and Way forward”, in Foreign Trade Review, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Volume 48, number 2, May 2013, pgs 247-254.


“Logistics Sector in India: Opportunities and Constraints for EU Business”, with Smita Miglani in Journal of Indo-European Business Studies Vol. 1, November 2011, pgs 87-113.


“Maritime and Air Transport Services: India’s Approach to Privatization”, with Ruchika Sachdeva in Transport and Communication Bulletin for Asia and the Pacific, UNESCAP, No 73, 2003, pgs 27-53


ICRIER Working Papers:

Trade in land Transport Services: Railways

Author(s): Dr. Arpita Mukherjee, Ms. Ruchika Sachdeva


India’s Trade in Maritime Transport Services Under the GATS Framework

Author(s): Dr. Arpita Mukherjee


Government Reports:

Trade in Rail Transport Services, with Ruchika Sachdeva Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, December 2003.


Maritime Transport Services, Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, March 2001


Op-Ed Articles:

Non-Tariff Barriers in the Transport & Logistics Sectors: India, co-authored with Smita Miglani  published by European Business & Technology Centre, New Delhi, in the (last accessed on May 25, 2020), August 2010.