Topic –Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
3)Creation of Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) is a welcome step which will provide a comprehensive and swift trade defense mechanism. Discuss. (250 words)
Why this question
The Government of India carried out an Amendment to the Government of India (Allocation of Business) Rules, 1961 substituting “Directorate General of Trade Remedies” in place of “Directorate General of Anti-Dumping and Allied Duties” in Department of Commerce. This has paved way for creation of an integrated single umbrella National Authority to be called the Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) for providing comprehensive and swift trade defence mechanism in India. The issue is related to GS 2 syllabus under the following heading-
Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies Government policies and interventions
for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
Key demand of the question
The question wants us to give an account of the creation of DGTR and explain in detail how it will provide a swift and comprehensive trade defense mechanism.
Discuss- we have to write in detail about the creation of DGTR and previous bodies, it will subsume, its functioning and how it will positively impact India’s trade defense mechanism.
Structure of the answer
introduction- give a brief description of the creation of DGTR and corresponding amendment made.
- discuss the previous arrangement and bodies involved in trade defense- e.g DGAD- dealt with antidumping and CVD, DGS- dealt with safeguards, DGFT- dealt with quantitative restrictions. DGTR will subsume all these functions.
- Discuss how DGTR will function, multi-skilled organisation and level playing field for domestic players etc.
Conclusion- mention that creation of DGTR is a progressive step which conforms to the govt’s minimum government, maximum governance agenda.