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India to sue US over WTO rules violation

India to sue US over WTO rules violation
Delhi will file 16 cases against Washington for violating WTO treaties, local media report. India says some American programs in the renewable energy sector are “inconsistent” with global standards.

When asked whether Delhi is planning to “to file 16 cases against the US for violating WTO treaties," Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman replied positively.

According to the Indian minister, quoted by local media, the American programs at the sub-federal level are inconsistent with WTO rules, in particular with the GATT (General Agreement on Tariff and Trade) 1994, the Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures and/or the TRIMS (Trade-Related Investment Measures) Agreement.

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In February, the US won a ruling against India at the WTO. Washington accused Delhi of allowing procurements for solar panels entirely produced in India, which hurt American exports.

The US said its solar exports to India had fallen by 90 percent from 2011, when India introduced the restrictive rules.  The WTO panel found the requirement under India’s national solar programme to be inconsistent with its treaty rules.