Month: October 2020

EC ASBESTOS CASE

EC ASBESTOS CASE[1] By- Anjanee Goel Complainant- Canada Respondent- European Communities GATT Articles III: 4, XX and XXXIII: 1(b) It was a case regarding France’s ban on asbestos. The issue in this case was between imported asbestos and products containing asbestos versus certain domestic substitutes such as PVA, cellulose and glass (“PCG”) fibres and products…

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SHRIMP-TURTLE CASE

SHRIMP-TURTLE CASE[1] By- Gruleen Kaur The Shrimp-Turtle case is an important contribution to the debate on environment and the trade and also involves trade measures that are quite similar to that of employed in the case of Tuna Dolphin. In this case, the US had imposed ban against all the countries that do not enforce…

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MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS IN TECH, MEDIA AND TELECOM

By- Anjanee Goel and Mridul Jhalani Introduction As the swiftness of technological rejuvenation quickens, mergers and acquisitions can provide a fast track for accelerating product roadmaps, gaining entrance to new technologies and markets, and fending off competitors from both inside and outside one’s industry.  This strategy is especially evident in the technology, media, and telecommunications…

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IMPORT LICENSING PROCEDURES IN INDIA

By- Diksha Gupta GATT Article VIII (entitled Fees and Formalities connected with Importation and Exportation) deals with import licensing procedures in a non-specific manner.GATT Article X mandates the members to issue and administer the regulations, laws, judicial decisions, and administrative rulings of general application, including those relating to the requirements on imports or exports in an even, fair, and…

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TUNA-DOLPHIN CASE

TUNA-DOLPHIN CASE[1] By- Gruleen Kaur This is a very important and attracts lot of attention as it includes provisions explained under Article XX of GATT which stipulates the General Exceptions and the implications for environmental disputes. However, this case does not have any status of legal interpretation of GATT law as the panel report was…

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