Responding to COVID 19: India’s trade restrictions and the World Trade Organization

Choudhary, Varad, Lakra, Rudraksh and Gupta, Ayan (2020) Responding to COVID 19: India’s trade restrictions and the World Trade Organization. National Security, 3 (4). pp. 419-438.

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The COVID-19 Pandemic (“COVID-19”) has caused massive disruption in the global supply chains, forcing countries to undertake extreme measures to ensure survival and to mitigate an unprecedented social and economic crisis. Owing to the impact caused by a shortages in essential supplies, many countries have imposed severe export restrictions on medical supplies like Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), surgical masks, testing SWABS, sanitary gloves, and clothing (“Essential Medical Supplies”). These measures have brought about a slew of problems. However, they also bring with them a golden opportunity for India to work towards dethroning China from its global dominance. This article deconstructs the trade restrictions imposed by India, and their effectiveness. It also discusses how India can guard itself against potential litigation before the World Trade Organization.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: COVID-19 | Pandemic | Personal Protective Equipment | PPE
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Business, Management and Accounting > Business and International Management
Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Health (Social sciences)
Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > International Relations
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Law School
Depositing User: Mr. Syed Anas
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2022 10:08
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2022 10:08
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