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India topped list of trade-related concerns at WTO in 2021 with 35% share

Issues were raised about India's-policy on tyres, import curbs on ACs, quality norms for copier paper and caustic soda, GM-free certification for imported food items, among other things

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Shreya Nandi New Delhi
Over a third of the new trade-related concerns in 2021 were raised against various import-related restrictions imposed by India, according to the annual report of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

“A record-breaking 20 new trade concerns were raised by WTO members in the Council for Trade in Goods in 2021, up from 13 in 2020,” the report said. Out of the 20 concerns raised by WTO member nations, seven of them were regarding India’s–import policy on tyres, import restrictions on air conditioners, copier paper quality order, 2020, caustic soda quality control order, standards and import restrictions in automobile sector and

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First Published: Jul 29 2022 | 7:45 PM IST

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