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India not eligible for US’ GSP benefits

The United States Trade Representative’s (USTR’s) office has recently classified India as a developed economy and it is ineligible for GSP benefits from the US. The Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) scheme offers a lower tariff to the exporters of a select group of developing countries. India is the largest beneficiary nation under the GSP, which enjoyed ..

USA- France trade dispute

The tariff dispute between USA and France has started affecting bilateral trade. Recently, USA threatened to impose a 100% tariff on French imports such as wine, cheese and handbags. The threat comes in light of the recently announced French digital tax or the GAFA tax. The GAFA tax levies a 3% taxation on tech giants ..

Govt scraps Import Duty on open cell LED TV panel

The Ministry of Finance has withdrawn the import duties on open cell LED panels used in the production of television sets. This is expected to lower the input costs for TV makers who have been complaining about a slump in demand. The Finance Ministry has also scrapped customs on goods for use in the manufacturing ..

Anti-Dumping Duty Imposed on certain Electrical Insulators from China

The Ministry of Finance has approved imposing of anti-dumping duty on import of electrical insulators (glass or ceramics/ porcelain) from China. What are electrical insulators? Electrical insulators are typically used in bushings, disconnectors, circuit breakers, transformers, power transmission and distribution lines, including railways. Anti-dumping Duty on Electrical Insulators from China The anti-dumping duty will be ..

Steel Import Monitoring System Launched

The Ministry of Commerce and Industries has launched a steel import monitoring system (SIMS) to provide advance information about steel imports. Steel Import Monitoring System The system has been developed by the Ministry of Commerce and Industries in consultation with the Ministry of Steel on the pattern of US Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis (SIMA) system. Importers ..

Developing Country Status in WTO

US President Trump has made a sharp criticism against the World Trade Organisation (WTO) for allowing countries such as India and China to engage in unfair trade practices that affect American economic interests. President Trump questioned the “developing country” status enjoyed by India and China at the WTO and argued that these countries are not ..

US Tariff Wars

While the United States and China are already engaged in a massive trade war which is also impacting other countries, President Trump has attacked the World Trade Organization for refusing to recognize the fact that the nations of India and China are no longer developing nations,? Why is it in the news? The US President ..

Updates on ongoing US-China Trade Wars

As a fallout of the ongoing US-China trade wars, the data released by the Wall Street Journal has shown that China is no longer the top trading partner of the United States. While China is the world’s foremost manufacturing powerhouse and the world’s second-largest economy, the United States is the financial capital of the world ..