Issues at WTO

Question: On 7th January 2019, Minister of State of Commerce and Industry, C. R. Chaudhary, told in the Lok Sabha about Issues at WTO. In how many areas INDIA is facing issues at WTO?
(a) 6
(b) 7
(c) 8
(d) 9
Answer: (b)
Related facts:

  • About one-fourth of the 164 World Trade Organization (WTO) members, including India, have expressed concerns on the matter at every relevant WTO meeting.
  • At present, India has seven disputes at WTO which are at different stages of settlement. India is defending its interest in these disputes with the help of experienced Law Firms.
  • India along with EU and 12 other countries have submitted a communication to the WTO General Council for addressing the issues raised by United States on functioning and operations of Dispute Settlement Body, including appointment of Appellate Body members.

Links:
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=187276
https://www.nytimes.com/topic/organization/world-trade-organization-trade-disputes

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