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Dr. Areej Aftab Siddiqui

Dr. Areej Aftab Siddiqui

Assistant Professor | International Trade and Customs


Dr. Areej Aftab Siddiqui is a faculty of International Trade and Business since 2009. She has been teaching courses on International Trade Regulations, Trade Documentation, Global Sourcing, Trade Facilitation and Customs Management. She has publications in key areas of Trade Facilitation, Trade Operations, Emerging Economies, Foreign Direct Investment and Trade Agreements. Dr. Areej has worked on projects on implications of Trade related aspects for various government and private organisations.
Dr. Areej Aftab Siddiqui is a PhD in International Economics from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India (University rank 6 in India as per NIRF). She is a Masters of International Business (2009) (Gold Medallist) and Graduate in Economics. Dr. Areej also possesses a Certificate in Strategic Sourcing from Michigan State University, Eli Broad College of Business, USA (2015), Certificate from NLPA, USA (2017) on Sourcing and Supplier Development, Post Graduate Programme in Business Analytics and Business Intelligence (2020), Great Lakes & Texas University and Certificate in Public Policy Analysis from The London School of Economics and Political Science (2023).
Teaching Areas
Teaching Areas/ Discipline
  • International Business/ Trade & Customs
  • International trade- trends of imports and exports
  • Foreign Trade Policy
  • World Customs Organization (WCO)--HS Convention
  • Digitisation of Trade-Paperless Customs, Single Window Clearance
  • Customs Valuation and Duties
  • Rules of Origin
  • Procedure for Clearance of Import Goods
  • Procedure for Clearance of Export Goods
  • Customs Documentation
  • Commercial Documents- Bill of Lading, Invoice, Certificate of Origin
  • Sale on High Seas
  • INCOTERMS 2020- FOB, CIF (11 in total)
  • Methods of Payment- Letter of Credit
  • Formation of Contracts
  • Non Tariff Barriers – SPS TBT
  • Acknowledged by students (
Work Experience
Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, New Delhi, India (AACSB Accredited)

Scopus and ABDC Publications

  1. Impact of FDI on sectoral growth rates of Indian economy, International Journal Of Economics And Financial Issues (2017), 7(3), 477-488, Siddiqui, A.A. and Ahmed, S. (Scopus and C Category)
  2. Comparative Analysis of Impact of Foreign Direct Investment, Exports and Employment on Growth of Manufacturing Industries in India, Asian Economic and Financial Review (2018), 8(9): 1196-1210, Siddiqui, A. and Parikh, D. (Scopus and C Category)
  3. Impact of Logistics Performance on Trade with Specific Reference to Garment Sector in Cambodia: Lessons Learnt from Bangladesh and India', Global Business Review (2019), Siddiqui, A.A. and San (Scopus and C Category)
  4. Relationship between oil price movements and stock returns of oil firms in oil importing economies, Global Business Review (2020), SV Kushwah, AA Siddiqui (Scopus and C Category)
  5. Identifying export markets for Indian medical devices, International Journal of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Marketing (2020), AA Siddiqui, P Singh

(Scopus and C Category)

  1. Innovation, ICT penetration, trade and economic growth in developing and developed countries: a VECM approach, Competitiveness Review: An International Business Journal (2021), P Singh, AA Siddiqui (Scopus and C Category)
  2. The Covid-19 pandemic and technical efficiency of Russian firms: a stochastic frontier production function approach, Competitiveness Review: An International Business Journal (2021), P Singh, K Arora, AA Siddiqui (Scopus and C Category)
  3. Carbon emissions, economic growth and trade: Empirical evidence from trading nations, International Journal of technology management & sustainable development (2021), AA Siddiqui, SV Kushwah (Scopus and C Category)
  4. The Impact of NPAs on Profitability of Public Sector Banks in India. Finance India, Vol.35, No.3 ISSN 0970-3772, PP: 861-872. (2021), AA Siddiqui, V. R. Saradhi (Scopus and C Category)
  5. Exploring trade and technological linkages: evidence from India’s sectoral GVC participation, Transnational Corporations Review (2022), K Arora & A A Siddiqui (Scopus and C Category)
  6. Resource capabilities and sustainable export performance: An application of m-TISM for Indian manufacturing MSMEs, Quality Management Journal (2022), 29:2, 125-144 (Scopus and B Category)

Only ABDC Publications

  1. Foreign Institutional Investment Flows and Indian Financial Market: Relationship and Way Forward, Vision: The Journal of Business Perspective (2012) 16: 175-185, Siddiqui, A.A. and Azad, N.A. (C Category)
  2. FDI and Growth in the Service Sector in India: Empirical Evidences, Asian Profile (2016), 44:5, 471-484, Siddiqui, A.A., Jain, A and Ahmed, S. (C Category)
  3. ICT Penetration and Economic Growth: An Empirical Analysis of Major Trading Nations, The Indian Economic Journal (2020), 67 (3-4), 312-333, AA Siddiqui, P Singh (B Category)

  1. Impact of oil exports on growth of the economy of Oman, International Journal of Indian Culture and Business Management (2020), AA Siddiqui, A Abhishek

(C Category)

  1. Technology Exports and Global Value Chain Linkages: A Comparative Sectoral Study of India, The Indian Economic Journal (2020), K Arora, AA Siddiqui (B Category)
  2. Identifying markets and developing export promotion strategy for woollen textiles from India, The Journal of Developing Areas (2021), AA Siddiqui, R Singh

(B Category)

  1. US-China trade war: Impact on chemical exporting firms from India to US, Corporate Governance (2021), AA Siddiqui, P Singh (C Category)
  2. Export Guarantees and Firm Performance in the Context of Corporate Governance Corporate Ownership & Control (2021), K Arora, AA Siddiqui (B Category)
  3. Carbon emissions, economic growth and trade: Empirical evidence from trading nations, International Journal of technology management & sustainable development (2021), AA Siddiqui, SV Kushwah (C Category)
  4. Institutional environment, competencies and firm export performance: A study of the emerging country, Corporate Ownership & Control (2021), AA Siddiqui, P Singh(B Category)
  5. Identifying Markets and Forecasting Export Prospects for India's Marine Products, International Journal of Business and Economics, R Singh, AA Siddiqui (B Category)
  6. Technology Intensive Exports and Growth of Asian Economies. The Indian Economic Journal. (2022), AA Siddiqui (B Category)

Working Papers

  1. Developing Linkages Between Export Guarantees And Technical Efficiency Of Indian Firms, Working Paper IIFT (2020), K Arora, AA Siddiqui, B Nag
  2. Asian Global Value Chain Upgradation: Comparing Technology And Trade Performance, Working Paper IIFT (2020), K Arora, AA Siddiqui

Peer reviewed Publications

  1. Economic Partnership between India and Japan – Comparative Trade and Sectoral Analysis, International Journal of Business and Economics (2019), Siddiqui, A.A. and Sharma,
  2. Present Status and Future Opportunities in Processed Food Exports Including SPS Related Issues in International Markets, International Journal of Management, IT & Engineering (2018), 8(8): 294-314, Siddiqui, A.A. and Paul,

Research Projects

  1. Study of Export Potential Strategy for Maharashtra (2015), State Government of Maharashtra, India
  2. Impact of Export Guarantees on MSME firms in India (2020), Export Guarantee Corporation of India, India
  3. Increasing Exports as a Driver of Economic Growth- A Study on Walmart in India (2021), Walmart IndiaBooks/Structured Learning Material
  1. FDI and Exports in Sectoral Growth of Indian Economy, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing (July 19, 2017)
  2. Co-authored with Dr. Ram Singh the book titled ‘Exim Finance’ for Sikkim Manipal University, Bangalore, India (2012)
  3. Contributed Chapters for Structured Learning Material ‘Apparel Merchandising & Trade’ to Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi (2012)
  4. Contributed Chapters for Structured Learning Material to Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India, Ahmedabad, Gujarat (2013)
  5. Edited chapters on International Trade and Commerce for Uttrakhand Open University, Kashipur, Uttarakhand, India (2014)
  6. Contributed Chapter in Corona Virus and Economy in Patel, K. (ed.) Corona Virus: Understanding the Intricacies of Corona Pandemic and Its Prevention by Specialist Doctors, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh: Evincepub Publishing, pp. 73-77. ISBN: 978-93- 90197-39-