The United States and India are working to complete a limited trade deal later this month. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer will travel to India to finalize the agreement in the coming weeks. President Trump is expected to sign the agreement when he visits India around February 24-25, his first trip to India as president.
WTO Determines Indian Export Subsidies Are Prohibited, Must Be Withdrawn Within Six Months
On October 31, 2019, the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled in favor of the United States in determining that Government of India provides prohibited export subsidies to Indian producers and exporters. The WTO dispute panel determined that the: Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS); Export Oriented Units Scheme (EOU) and related sector-specific schemes; Special Economic…
Exporting to India is Getting Easier
A set of changes to the U.S. dual use export control rules makes exporting sensitive goods, software, and technology to India less burdensome.
Over the last several years, India has joined three of the four major multilateral export control regimes – the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR), the Wassenaar Arrangement, and the Australia Group. In…
Federal Circuit Affirms 16-Year Import Ban Against Indian Stainless Steel Producer Viraj Profiles
On September 11, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (“Federal Circuit”) issued a judgment without opinion affirming the International Trade Commission’s (“ITC”) decision in Viraj Profiles Limited v. ITC (2016-2482) that resulted in a limited exclusion order against Indian stainless steel producer Viraj Profiles Limited (“Viraj”). The exclusion order prohibits the importation into the United States of all stainless steel products manufactured by or on behalf of Viraj. The order has been in effect since July 2016 and will remain in place for a period of 16.7 years.
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