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The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), a top ranked International Business institute in India and was established in 1963 as an autonomous body under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry to contribute in the skill building for the external trade sector of India. It has come a long way to successfully develop into a unique institution involved in imparting knowledge through research and training in international business and trade. The Institute was granted “Deemed to be University” status in 2002. The Institute was granted the prestigious AACSB Accreditation on 17th November, 2021. With this the IIFT figures amongst 900+ Business Schools of the world which have earned this accreditation. The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) has recognized IIFT as Grade ‘A+’ Institution in 2023. Over the years, IIFT has emerged as a national university with focus on International Business Management and Strategy, and such focus is reflected in all three major activities of the Institute: Research, Training and Education.

IIFT has been publishing a peer reviewed journal entitled “FOCUS WTO (Journal of WTO and International Business)” ISSN: 0972 – 2076 & E-ISSN: 2583 – 7311. It is an IIFT quarterly journal published since May 1999. It is a peer-reviewed quarterly journal covering multidimensional management and foreign trade research topics. With an esteemed editorial board of experts, FOCUS WTO not only enjoys the readership of academicians and students from top B-schools, universities, and colleges in India and abroad but also of senior business executives and government officials. The objective of this interdisciplinary peer-reviewed FOCUS WTO is to encourage applications of conceptual ideas and research methods in international business and management.


The Objective of this interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal FOCUS WTO is to encourage applications of conceptual ideas, and research methods in international business and management. Critically apply theories, methodologies and knowledge in international business and market.

Subject Coverage

International Business - Business Management, Internationalization Strategy, International Leadership and Management, International Business Laws, International Business Environment, Global Markets & Emerging Markets, Business Models, New Venturing and Entrepreneurship.

International Economics, Trade and Logistics - International Trade, International Trade Policy, International Trade Practice, International Investment, International Economic Development, International Agricultural Trade, International Digital Trade and Supply Chain Management & Logistics.

International Finance - Mergers & Acquisitions, Foreign investment and Risk & Return, International Banking and International Money Market.

International Marketing - International Marketing Strategies and Activities, Global Marketing, International Brand Management, and Marketing issues in cross-cultural perspectives.

International HRM - Global HR Management, International Human Resource Management, Compliance and International HRM Issues..

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