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Apr 12, 2012

Pakistan holds trade show in India, but obstacles remain

NEW DELHI, April 12 (Reuters) – Showcasing gourmet chefs and
catwalk fashion, Pakistan unveiled a trade fair on Thursday in
India’s capital as commercial ties between the nuclear-armed
rivals begin slowly to bloom.

Despite a combined population of 1.4 billion people and
thousands of years of shared history and culture, cross-border
trade between India and Pakistan is paltry – a legacy of three
wars since their independence from Britain in 1947.

Apr 12, 2012

Pakistan reveals soft side to India with trade show

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – From gourmet chefs to fashion houses showcasing muslin suits on the catwalk, Pakistan will unveil a trade fair in New Delhi on Thursday to reveal a soft side to traditional foe India as commercial ties between the nuclear-armed rivals begin to bloom.

Despite a combined population of 1.4 billion people and thousands of years of shared history and culture, cross-border trade between India and Pakistan is paltry – a legacy of three wars since their independence from Britain in 1947.

Apr 10, 2012

India challenges U.S. visa rules at WTO, eyes steel case

NEW DELHI, April 10 (Reuters) – India is challenging a U.S.
law that raised visa fees for high-skilled foreign workers as a
violation of global trade commitments and is planning another
case against U.S. import duties on steel pipe, In d ian officials
said on Tuesday in t he latest sign of prickly trade ties between
the two allies.

The complaint at the World Trade Organization against the
2010 U.S. visa fee increase, w hich India protested at the time,
i s at the level of “consultations” between the two parties, the
last stage before entering a full-fledged legal dispute.

Apr 10, 2012

Exclusive: India to challenge U.S. duty on steel pipes: source

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India is preparing to challenge a U.S. import duty on steel pipes by requesting “consultations” at the World Trade Organization, a senior trade ministry official said, in the latest in a series of recent disputes between the two allies.

The United States Commerce Department in March set a preliminary import duty of nearly 286 percent on a certain type of steel pipe from India to offset government subsidies. A final decision on duty rates is expected by August.

Apr 10, 2012

India to challenge U.S. duty on steel pipes: source

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India is preparing to challenge a U.S. import duty on steel pipes by requesting “consultations” at the World Trade Organisation, a senior trade ministry official said, in the latest in a series of recent disputes between the two allies.

The United States Commerce Department in March set a preliminary import duty of nearly 286 percent on a certain type of steel pipe from India to offset government subsidies. A final decision on duty rates is expected by August.

Apr 4, 2012