The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) today released for publication in the Federal Register a notice regarding the establishment of a dispute settlement panel by the World Trade Organization (WTO) concerning India and certain export-related measures.
The USTR notice [PDF 193 KB] invites written comments concerning the issues raised in the dispute. Comments are due on or before 2 July 2018.
The United States alleges that India is providing prohibited export subsidies contrary to the WTO agreement.
In March 2018, the United States requested consultations concerning certain Indian export subsidies provided through: (1) the export-oriented units scheme and sector specific schemes, including electronics hardware technology parks scheme, (2) the merchandise exports from India scheme, (3) the export promotion capital goods scheme, (4) special economic zones, and (5) a duty-free imports for exporters program. Because the parties failed to resolve the dispute, the United States requested the establishment of a WTO panel (which was established in May 2018).
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