By Sajal Mathur

The linkages among WTO ideas governing exchange and effort safeguard – with a undeniable measure of specialise in India – are the most topic of this e-book. The edited quantity brings jointly the perspectives of teachers, policymakers and specialists with huge adventure overlaying WTO and foreign alternate matters. the problems tested comprise mapping the linkages among alternate and effort safety within the WTO agreements, case legislations, accession and Doha negotiations; assessing the problems that may be raised by means of strength deficit or power surplus international locations on the WTO; reading the provisions of the ECT and NAFTA vis-`-vis the Indian coverage framework; and studying the exchange regimes of chosen OPEC contributors and different significant providers of fossil fuels to India. whereas the Indian standpoint is clear within the contributions, this ebook can be of curiosity to a world viewers, as exchange, the WTO and effort defense are worldwide matters and of relevance to all practitioners and teachers engaged on those issues.

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STEs are also obliged to afford the enterprises of the other WTO members adequate opportunity, in accordance with customary business practice, to compete for participation in such purchases or sales. The requirement to act in accordance with commercial 41 GATT 1994, Annex I, Notes and Supplementary Provisions, Ad Article XVII, paragraph 1(a). 42 J. J. Nedumpara consideration is not a separate obligation, but is, rather an express clarification of the obligation contained in GATT Article XVII paragraph 1(a) to ‘‘act in a manner consistent with the general principles of non-discriminatory treatment’’.

14 Specifically in the context of energy, licensing requirements governing access to oil and gas pipelines and other export distribution networks have the effect of restricting the volume of oil and gas exported and could come under the disciplines of Article XI:1 of GATT 1994. 3 Minimum Export Prices Minimum export prices can also fall within the coverage of Article XI of the GATT 1994. 15 The prohibition of export or import restrictions is valid also for prohibitions to the import or export of energy materials or products below a certain price.

Transportation of fuels (CPC 7131) is one of the two sub-sectors in the Pipeline transport category and is defined as transportation via pipeline of crude or refined petroleum and petroleum products and of natural gas. In addition to the sub-sectors mentioned above, CPC definitions explicitly refer to energy-related services, such as: engineering design services for oil and gas recovery procedure; construction, installation and/or maintenance of drilling equipment, pumping stations, treating and storage facilities, and other oil field facilities; advisory and consultative engineering services, such as preparatory technical feasibility studies and project impact studies for the construction of a pipeline, to name a few.

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