Indian Agrarian Distress and Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership: A Study on India’s Trade Deficit and Plant Variety Protection Laws

In this post, the authors analyse the issues pertaining to the proposed Free Trade Agreement between India, China along with ASEAN member nations and five other countries. The authors analyse these issues with a special emphasis on India’s pending Trade Deficit with China and other member nations and the consequences of amending our Plant Variety Protection laws. Continue reading Indian Agrarian Distress and Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership: A Study on India’s Trade Deficit and Plant Variety Protection Laws

Rethinking Populist Paternalistic Legal Prescriptions & Policies to Address Agrarian Distress in India

In this post, the author focuses on the need to rethink the utility of some of the agri-related legislation and policies and elaborates on how these statutes are contributing to the woes of the farmers. The author focuses on the role of the Essential Commodities Act, 1955 in discouraging investment in the agriculture sector and the role of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Animal Markets Rules, 2018 in devastating the livestock economy. Continue reading Rethinking Populist Paternalistic Legal Prescriptions & Policies to Address Agrarian Distress in India

Incentive Structure for Domestic Electronic Manufacturing Industry Under the WTO regime

In this post, the author aims at tracking the cumulative impact of WTO panel’s interpretation of the scope of allowable export subsidy and expansion of products under the Information Technology Agreement (ITA-2) on the domestic electronic manufacturing industry in India. Further, the article raises issues with the Start-up India policy with regard to targeting incentives for innovation and recommends the integration of industrial and innovation policy of the government. The article concludes by suggesting that India should utilise the flexibility provided to developing countries with respect to R&D subsidy as incentive for domestic players to innovate products that can take benefit of reduced tariff under ITA-2.
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