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Settling trade disputes through ‘litigotiation’

This dispute between India and the U.S. was filed more than a decade ago. It relates to certain import restrictions taken by India against the imports of poultry products from the U.S. on grounds of avian influenza or bird flu | Photo Credit: M.A. Sriram Much of international diplomacy involves walking on eggshells. Major differences, especially on trade and commerce, are often allowed to hibernate while countries focus on the big picture of bilateral ties. Bold leaps of statecraft are sometimes needed to help industry on both sides to settle such trade frictions. Quite remarkably, India and the U.S. have managed to do exactly that in just under a year, burying differences in the seven-long outstanding trade disputes at the World Trade Organization (WTO).In late March this year, the tw...