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The Committee on Trade Laws and WTO of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India intends to undertake studies/research projects in various fields and on issues of relevance to International Trade Laws and WTO in the following fields. The basic objective of these studies/research projects is to provide guidance to the Chartered Accountants in practice and in service and others concerned.
  • Study on International Commercial Arbitration
  • Study on Cross-border Acquisitions & Mergers
In pursuance of its goals, the Committee on Trade Laws and WTO is presently looking for experts having experience in the relevant areas for preparing the drafts of the research projects and invites the members of the Institute to participate in the research projects in the above fields.
The Eligibility Criteria
  • The applicant must be a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India with a research aptitude having at least 10 years of post-qualification experience either in the practice of the profession or as an employee with a reputed manufacturing/service organization; or
  • The applicant must be holding a post-graduate degree from a recognized University or an Institute of national repute and must have at least 10 years research and/or teaching experience;
Applications from persons having an experience less than as stated above may also be considered on the basis of merit.
The duration of research project should not exceed 3 months from the date of the approval of the research proposal unless a longer period is otherwise justified.
Documents to be submitted with the research proposal
The proposal should be accompanied by:-
  • Complete bio-data including experience in relevant field of interest.
  • Synopsis of the project explicitly specifying the objective, scope and issues that would be addressed in the final proposed document. It should also contain a justification for the proposal and the detailed chapter plan.
The proposal should also indicate the time frame to complete the project, along with the estimated expenditure and expected honorarium for this purpose. Reimbursement of incidental expenses upto Rs. 6,000/- (Rs. Six Thousand only) and/or payment of honorarium ranging from Rs. 10,000/- (Rs. Ten Thousand only) to Rs. 24,000/- (Rs. Twenty Four Thousand only) will be fixed keeping in view the nature of the research project, extent of research, size of draft (including reproduced pages) and the qualifications and experience of the person concerned. The payment/reimbursement will be made only upon the approval of the final draft by the Committee. A Researcher is expected to commit specific working hours per day/per week for the research project allotted to him. The Institute will be the sole owner of the copyright on the publication on the subject. The name of the author would, however, be prominently displayed in the publication.
Should you like to be associated with any of the above research projects, you may kindly write and/or send proposals (complete in all respects) to Secretary, Committee on Trade Laws and WTO, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, ICAI Bhawan, Post Box No. 7100, Indraprastha Marg, New Delhi - 110 002 or by e-mail at
CA. Anuj Goyal
Chairman, Committee on Trade Laws and WTO

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