WTO dispute on ICT products: India claims EU, Taiwan violating due procedures on dispute panellists

The Hindu Business Line
Date: August 30, 2020
By: Amiti Sen

EU argued that the complaining members were entitled to ask the DG to compose the panels since they respected the minimum 20-day period for seeking an agreement with India

India has complained to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) against the European Union (EU) and Chinese Taipei for “rushing forward” to ensure the appointment of panellists in their two disputes on high-tech products such as mobile phones instead of sorting it out through mutual discussions, a Geneva-based trade official said.


“At a recent meeting of the Dispute Settlement Body of the WTO, New Delhi criticised the EU and Chinese Taipei for trying to rope in the WTO Director General for appointment of panellists in the two specified cases. It said that the DG should be called in only when the parties involved in the dispute failed to reach an agreement on the panellists,” the official told BusinessLine.

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