ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Shetkari Sanghatana s New Direction

US under its laws, going so far as to stipulate that the laws of other countries should be amended on this basis. The US administration has found it convenient to put India prominently in the list of offending countries under super 301 and special 301 of its trade law. In the event of India failing to fall in line in the GAIT negotiations, the threat of trade sanctions against India would loom large. Faced with a difficult balance of payments position and anxious to promote exports at all costs, the danger of the Indian government succumbing to the mounting pressure in the GATT round has thus tended to grow. The open advocacy by influential bureaucrats, the most notable among them being India's ambassador in Washington, Abid Hussain and businessmen with strong collaboration links with multinationals, who articulate their stand through Assocham, has in recent weeks queered the pitch for the government in the GATT negotiations.

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