International Trade Amicus: March 2020

The article in this issue of International Trade Amicus analysis recent amendments made in the Customs Tariff (Identification, Assessment and Collection of Antidumping Duty on Dumped Articles and for Determination of Injury) Rules, 1995 in respect of circumvention provisions relating to anti-dumping duty. Circumvention is a mechanism used by companies to ‘avoid’ duties which are targeted against unfair imports.

International Trade Amicus: February 2020

Finance Bill, 2020 has proposed amendment to the provisions relating to Safeguard duty in order to expand the powers of the Central Government to implement a safeguard measure by the way of a tariff rate quota or any “other safeguard measure” it deems fit. The Tariff Rate Quota regime allows for imports to freely enter the country to fill the demand-supply gap which may exist in the country and on the other hand also protects the domestic industry and its market share by imposing a duty on impor

International Trade Amicus: January 2020

Article 2.2 of the WTO’s Anti-dumping Agreement allows the investigating authority of a country to reject domestic prices of the exporting country for the purposes of calculating normal value if the domestic sales of the like product do not permit a proper comparison based on certain factors. The article in this issue of International Trade Amicus discusses at length the recent Panel report of the DSB in the dispute involving imposition of anti-dumping duty by Australia on A4 copy paper from Ind

International Trade Amicus: December 2019

USA’s disinterest in appointing new members to the DSB Appellate Body, has ensured the reduction of the WTO Appellate Body to a single member body. The present article discusses the impact of absence of WTO’s Appellate Body on pending appeals and towards the efficacy of WTO. The author contemplates that the dispute settlement body will continue to work although in the absence of an appellate body, any appeal will render the panel process futile.

International Trade Amicus: November 2019

WTO Panel has held that certain Indian export promotion schemes violate the provisions of the Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures.

International Trade Amicus: October 2019

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership is slated for conclusion by November 2019. However, from India’s perspective, several issues like Investor-State Dispute Settlement, Rules of Origin and the proposed Auto-Trigger and Snapback Safeguard Mechanism under the trade remedies, remain unresolved.

International Trade Amicus: September 2019

Article 5 of Agreement on Safeguards stresses that a Member shall apply safeguard measures only to the extent necessary to prevent or remedy serious injury and to ‘facilitate adjustment’.

International Trade Amicus: August 2019

SEZs whether eligible constituent of “Domestic Industry” under Indian trade remedial laws? By Vikram Agarwal and Greetika Francis The article in this issue of International Trade Amicus del

International Trade Amicus: July 2019

Anti-dumping duty on imports of certain rubber chemicals - A Catch-22 situation for Designated Authority By Neeraj Chhabra Gujarat High Court has recently in the case of NOCIL Ltd. directe

International Trade Amicus: June 2019

One by one, till there are none: The continuing saga of the Appellate Body By Jayant Raghu Ram The article in this issue of International Trade Amicus discusses the