Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics

The Trade Hot Topics series provides concise and informative analyses of various trade and trade-related issues which are prepared both by Commonwealth Secretariat and international experts.


India-European Union Dispute on Generalised System of Preference Conditionalities

At its meeting on 27 January 2003, the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) of the World Trade Organization (WTO) established a Panel, at the request of India. This issue of Trade Hot Topics examines the India–European Union dispute on Generalised System of Preference (GSP) conditionalities. It provides analysis of the legal regime and of the dispute, the legal basis of India’s position, the task before the panel and the implications of Panel decisions.


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