WTO/International Trade and Customs Law
Firm is also frequently called upon to render advice to various organisations such as the Indian Ministry of Commerce, the Planning Commission of India, and UNCTAD on WTO policy matters. We have inter alia undertaken studies and prepared policy material on WTO compatibility of border measures taken by certain WTO Member against Indian exports, pricing policies including “dual pricing” on natural resources and natural resources based products, Mode 4 offers and QRP/LRP procedures, Disciplines on domestic regulation pursuant to GATS Article VI:4, India’s position on emerging disciplines on Fisheries subsidies, structuring an expedited mechanism to address non-tariff barriers and reviewing IP commitments in FTAs entered into by India.
The Firm has extensive experience in the area of Customs laws as well as the Foreign Trade Policy. We have advised clients from diverse sectors and industries on matters related to customs laws and procedures. We regularly represents importers and exporters before the Indian Ministry of Finance on tariff concessions, issues relating to tariff classifications, customs valuation and also matters relating to customs enforcement. We also represent clients in matters related to Customs as well as Foreign Trade Policy before judicial and quasi-judicial authorities, including the Customs, Excise, Service Tax Appellate Tribunal (CESTAT), Authority on Advance Rulings and Settlement Commission.