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International Trade Amicus: December 2013

Article XI of the GATT, providing for general elimination of quantitative restrictions, is the topic of discussion in the article this month. It is concluded that analysis of a claim under Article XI will involve application of some principles discussed, in the article itself, on a case-by-case ba

International Trade Amicus: November 2013

Principle of National Treatment, as enshrined under Article III of the GATT has been discussed elaborately in this November 2013 issue of International Trade Amicus. According to the author, though the first sentence of Article III:2 necessitates ‘like’ product, yet in the light of the second sent

International Trade Amicus: October 2013

Extension of Safeguard duty measures, after they have lapsed, is the topic of discussion this month. Article in this October 2013 issue of International Trade Amicus argues that initiation of review should not be equated with the extension of the said trade remedy measure and that India, in this r

International Trade Amicus: September 2013

Evaluation of application seeking initiation of anti-dumping duty is the topic of discussion this month. Article in this September 2013 issue elaborately discusses the DSB panel report in the dispute between Guatemala and Mexico, and concludes that information contained in the application must be

International Trade Amicus: August 2013

Labour standards and its effect on international trade is the topic of discussion this August 2013 issue of International Trade Amicus. According to the article, protection of domestic industry from unfair competition is fine but importance of mutual or collaborative growth shall not be underestim

International Trade Amicus: July 2013

The practice of India and the U.S. concerning imposition, collection and review of countervailing and anti-dumping duty is the subject of study this month. Article in this July 2013 issue of International Trade Amicus discusses various procedures which are different in India and USA and also how t

International Trade Amicus: June 2013

Article in this June 2013 second anniversary issue of International Trade Amicus discusses how certain Indian measures relating to solar cells and modules are in violation of the WTO provisions. As per the discussion, the provisions providing for sourcing of certain minimum amount of inputs from t

International Trade Amicus: May 2013

Has the countdown begun for removal of India’s export promotion schemes which indirectly provide subsidy to Indian exports? Article in this May 2013 issue of International Trade Amicus analyses in detail WTO’s Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures (SCM agreement) and the timelines the

International Trade Amicus: April 2013

Practice of price undertaking, as prevalent in the imposition of anti-dumping duty, is the topic of discussion this month. Article in this April 2013 issue of the International Trade Amicus concludes that though the wordings of Rule 15.3 of the Anti-dumping Rules are generic in nature, the DGAD al

International Trade Amicus: March 2013

Do various Indian schemes placing a requirement of domestic content violate WTO provisions? Article in this issue of International Trade Amicus concludes that the Indian FDI Policy in multi-brand retail calling for domestic content is inconsistent with Article 2.1 of the TRIMs (Trade Related Inves

International Trade Amicus: February 2013

Exemption from anti-dumping duty and the government’s power under the Customs Act to grant exemption from anti-dumping duty is the subject for analysis this month. Article in this February, 2013 issue of the International Trade Amicus considers the question deliberating upon the issue as to whethe

International Trade Amicus: January 2013

Article in this January 2013 issue of International Trade Amicus discusses consequences of de minimus dumping margin. As per the article, procedures being followed in India are not in line with the decisions of World Trade Organisation’s DSB panel on the question of inclusion of exporters having d