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Is Small Industry Ready for a QR-Free Regime?

The removal of quantitative restrictions (QRs) in April 2001 on over 700 items is likely to have significant implications for Indian industry. There will be dislocations in some of the highly protected sectors. The small-scale industry in India must brace itself for the challenges ahead.

UAE Health Standards

International agreements on health and hygiene standards for food reflect a country's legitimate concerns for the safety of its citizens, and also ensure that such standards are not misused as barriers to trade. Indian exporters can only gain by complying with bona fide regulations. The government should legislate to improve compliance.

EU-Canada Patents Row

The dispute between Canada and the European Union on patent protection of pharmaceutical products in which India was associated as a third party, is of considerable significance. It recognises the import of India's arguments which lay stress on the basic principle of national treatment embodied in the various intellectual property right conventions.
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