International Trade Amicus: July 2014

Article in this issue of International Trade Amicus discusses at length investment protection as being enshrined more and more in Free Trade Agreements (FTAs). The article states that though divergence between a nation’s domestic laws and the provisions in international treaties is not something n

International Trade Amicus: June 2014

International Trade Amicus has completed 3 years and the June, 2014 issue is the Third Anniversary Issue of this newsletter. International standard and Indian practice relating to ‘unforeseen developments’ under safeguard law is the topic for discussion in the article. Under ‘WTO News’ this issue

International Trade Amicus: May 2014

A brief analysis of the recently issued final findings in the safeguard review investigation on imports of PX-13 also known as 6 PPD into India, issued by the Directorate General of Safeguards has been taken by the author in the ‘Article’ section of this issue. The author is of the view that this

International Trade Amicus: April 2014

Technical Barriers to Trade or TBT as non-tariff barriers form the subject matter of discussion in the article published in International Trade Amicus this month. The author is of the view that in recent years, there has been a proliferation in the usage of technical regulations, standards and con

International Trade Amicus: March 2014

Article in this issue of Tax Amicus discusses elaborately provisional anti-dumping measures being imposed by India. According to the article, the provisions are often misused and hence there is a need to make specific provision fixing an upper limit for imposition of provisional measures. Table on

International Trade Amicus: February 2014

Limitations under Article X of the GATT, 1994 and how they have been to an extent overcome in the recently concluded Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) is the topic of discussion this month. First article this month concludes that TFA would improve movement and clearance of goods as a result of in

International Trade Amicus: January 2014

This first issue of International Trade Amicus in year 2014 brings you a detailed article on recently signed Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA). According to the article though the agreement would apparently lend credibility to the World Trade Organisation and would reduce the cost of imports and

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