India Requests WTO Panel in CVD Dispute with the US

Following the US request for the establishment of a panel to adjudicate on the dispute with India over a ban on the import of certain poultry products, Reuters reports that India has also requested for the establishment of a panel in a dispute against the US over certain countervailing duty imposed by the latter on steel products imported from India (noted previously here). This certainly seems to be another episode in the saga of tit-for-tat disputes actions at the WTO. If that be the case, in addition to China, the US is now active on a second front (of course, there are many differences between the actions and motivations of India and China).

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2 thoughts on “India Requests WTO Panel in CVD Dispute with the US

  1. Shashank,

    This probably signals the use of the DSM as a tool to pursue one’s domestic developmental agenda more fiercely. Strategic lawyering, I hope!

  2. Srikar, I can only hope that you are right! But, I would like to see a well articulated account of what really is India’s domestic developmental agenda, at least with respect to WTO disputes, for it does seem to me that India’s actions at the WTO are rather ad hoc and more government driven than industry driven. I hope I can be proven wrong!

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