New WTO Case by U.S. Against India — More Aggressive U.S. Trade Enforcement Policy.

   

The U.S. filed a new WTO dispute against India concerning its agricultural restrictions (poultry imports). This is the fifth time the U.S. has brought a WTO action against India and the first time for the Obama administration.

This is a new part of the more aggressive trade enforcement policy of the U.S. The U.S. filed a similar suit against China recently concerning poultry imports.

Actions against India in the WTO have somewhat been under the public radar.  Actions against China have had a higher profile and priority since the Bush administration. This may be changing, somewhat.

 “U.S. Files Agricultural Dispute Against India.”  WTO News (March 6, 2012). “U.S. Takes India Ban on Poultry Imports to WTO.” Financial Times (March 7, 2012).

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About Stuart Malawer

Distinguished Service Professor of Law & International Trade at George Mason University (School of Public Policy).
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One Response to New WTO Case by U.S. Against India — More Aggressive U.S. Trade Enforcement Policy.

  1. Anitha Cadambi says:

    Yes, it seems that the U.S.’s stance on everything ‘trade’ is to accelerate enforcement. Both 2011 and 2012 have had had high WTO complaints. I sense the deplorable economy has something to do with it!

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