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International Trade Amicus: November 2014

This issue brings to readers an article on the ongoing dispute relating to USA’s certain Country of Origin Labelling Requirements (COOL), as raised by Canada and Mexico. The author is of the view that the U.S. is most likely to appeal against the compliance panel report, while Canada has already decided to impose retaliatory tariffs. This issue like the earlier ones contains tables listing products and various trade remedy measures undertaken by India and those taken against India by other countries. Under WTO News, this issue covers some interesting disputes between EU and Russia, wherein a panel has been established over anti-dumping duty on vehicles, while consultations have been sought over tariffs on certain goods.

The DSB panel in its latest report has found India’s agricultural import measures to be in violation of SPS Agreement. WTO’s Technical Committee on Customs Valuation had a discussion on valuation of software in a carrier medium, particularly pen drives. Readers may go through this issue for news reports on these developments. Under Ratio decidendi, this Amicus covers the CJEU’s Order rejecting the argument of the council that sales were in the ordinary course of trade even if the seller had increased its sale price in order to cover the risk of late payment or non-payment, for the purpose of calculation of normal value in case of domestic sales.


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