​Japan and China Express Concern Over India’s Laptop Import Licensing Measure

On 21st May, 2024, Japan and China formally expressed concern over India’s laptop import licensing measure during a meeting of the World Trade Organization’s Committee on Import Licensing.

  • The measure, announced in August last year but swiftly reversed, attracted international attention, including from the United States.

Discussion Points at WTO Meeting

  • The WTO licensing committee convened to discuss ways to enhance transparency in import licensing regimes and promote the use of the WTO’s Import Licensing Notification Portal.
  • Three trade concerns related to India were addressed, including measures on personal computers, tablets, electronic products, and import monitoring on viscose staple fibre and pneumatic ....
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