Issues At WTO
United States has been blocking the appointment of members of the WTO Appellate Body on some systemic and procedural issues. About 1/4th of the 164 WTO members, including India, have expressed concerns on the matter at every relevant WTO meeting. Further, 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.
India has 7 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.
♦ DS430 - Import of poultry and poultry products from United States, Complainant: India,
♦ DS436 - Countervailing duty by United States on Indian steel products, Complainant: India,
♦ DS456 - National Solar Mission dispute with United States, Complainant: United States,
♦ DS510 - United States’ Sub-Federal Renewable energy programme, Complainant: India,
♦ DS518 - India-certain Measures on imports of iron and steel products from Japan, Complainant: Japan,
♦ DS541 - Export Subsidies measures of India, Complainant: United States,
♦ DS-547 - United States-Certain measures of Unites States on steel and aluminium products, Complainant: India.
This information was given by the Minister of State of Commerce and Industry, C. R. Chaudhary, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha.