[Ip-health] Indian Export Subsidies Program

Fabiana Jorge mfjorge at mfjint.com
Thu Aug 9 08:25:28 PDT 2018


Dear all,

I would like to draw your attention to an important issue some may not be
aware of.  Per request of the U.S. the WTO Dispute Settlement Body agreed
to set up a panel against Indian Export Subsidies Programs.  India has
acknowledged that it has breached the threshold that had enabled the
government to grant these subsidies but it is requesting a transition
period to phase them out, as other countries have been granted such
transition periods when the WTO Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing
Measures entered into force.  If no transition is granted, this could have
a very negative effect on the export of Indian pharmaceuticals and
therefore access to more affordable medicines throughout the world.

Below please find the link to the submission we made to the USTR
consultation on the issue.

https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=USTR-2018-0004-0003

Best regards,

M Fabiana


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