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I Am OK, You are Not OK: The Duplicitous Debate Around National Discrimination in Government Programmes

3 Pages Posted: 8 Apr 2014 Last revised: 6 Jun 2014

Sandeep Verma

Department of Science & Technology

Date Written: April 7, 2014

Abstract

This short paper analyses claims against certain Indian public policies that have been raised by some developed countries, in particular the United States, in the context of the US’s own discrimination policies favouring domestic suppliers and manufacturing/provisioning of services. It examines the incompatibility of some of these long-standing policies in developed countries with national treatment principles that form an intrinsic part of the WTO/GATT system; and culminates with some preliminary suggestions for better research-led responses by developing countries to the emerging duplicitous debate on national discrimination.

Keywords: India, US, Solar Mission, National Treatment, WTO, GATT, Domestic Preferences, Domestic Content, National Discrimination, Public Procurement

JEL Classification: K12, K23

Suggested Citation

Verma, Sandeep, I Am OK, You are Not OK: The Duplicitous Debate Around National Discrimination in Government Programmes (April 7, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2421251 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2421251

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