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India prepares WTO offensive against the United States

News reports today suggest that India will likely bring two new cases against the United States at the World Trade Organization. The first relates to the cost of U.S. work visas, which India claims discriminate against Indian information technology firms. The second likely case charges that a U.S. import duty on steel pipes violates international trade rules. The Indian moves come just a few weeks after the United States filed a complaint based on Indian poultry restrictions (India insists that the restrictions are based on health concerns). According to WTO data, these new cases would make India a country that complains to the organization as often as it responds to complaints.

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