US Launches WTO Challenge to Indian Export Subsidy Programs

U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer announced that the United States has requested dispute settlement consultations with the Government of India at the WTO challenging Indian export subsidy programs.  These programs are: the Merchandise Exports from India Scheme; Export Oriented Units Scheme and sector specific schemes, including Electronics Hardware Technology Parks Scheme; Special Economic Zones; Export Promotion Capital Goods Scheme; and a duty free imports for exporters program.  These apparent ... [+]

WTO Report urges members to “get trade moving again”

WTO members need to avoid putting up barriers and “get trade moving again” in order to address slow global economic growth, according to the Director-General’s mid-year report on trade-related developments issued on 25 July. The Trade Monitoring Report concludes that the “best safeguard we have against protectionism is a strong ... [+]

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