INDIA has triggered the first stage of World Trade Organisation disputes proceedings in a bid to force the United States to abolish changes made to its rules of origin legislation, that New Delhi claims favour the American and European Union textile industries.

Indian diplomats have requested formal consultations with their US counterparts over the issue, where they will try to exploit concessions made by Washington in 2000 to the EU, following its earlier complaints about the laws.

Because these amendments to America's 1996 ...

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