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Since 1984, we have been working for the welfare of consumers, from grassroots to international…we expanded into trade and development… .>>

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Developing countries concerned about U.S.-EU economic treaty
The Hindu, April 10, 2014

How not to contain the fiscal deficit

The Hindu Business Line, April 08, 2014

Territorial diversification & high value goods production to boost export competitiveness: Commerce Secretary
Myiris, April 07, 2014

Why cross-border trade between Rajasthan and Sind?
The Financial Express, Bangladesh,  April 05, 2014

RCEP important agreement for India: Commerce secy
Press Trust of India, April 05, 2014

State govts need to focus on inherent competiveness: commerce secy
KNN News, April, 05, 2014

India to mainstream foreign trade policy: Rajeev Kher, Commerce Secretary
New Delhi, April 05, 2014

The road to true federalism
Business Standard, April 02, 2014

Resolving patent wars through competition law
Financial Express, March 31, 2014

Let’s regulate the regulators
Business Line, March 29, 2014

Competition Commission imposes Rs 1 crore fine on Google
Press Information Bureau,
March 27, 2014

Energy, exports growth a must for economic revival
The Nation, Pakistan, March 27, 2014

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CUTS International (Consumer Unity & Trust Society) began its journey in 1983 in Rajasthan, from a rural development communication initiative, a wall newspaper Gram Gadar (Village Revolution). This monthly wall newspaper is published regularly and has been instrumental in providing a forum for the oppressed classes to get justice. On seeing Gram Gadar, Rubens Ricupero, Secretary-General of UNCTAD (1995-2004) observed: “It confirmed my view that often the simple lack of awareness lies at the root of so much misery”. More...

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An Appeal for Donation

CUTS 30th Anniversary Lecture Series

CUTS International Top Moments from 2013

CUTS Strategic Business Plan (2013-2017)

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and Emerging Economies
April 09, 2014, Washington, DC

Unpacking the Bali Package
A Snapshot of the Bali Ministerial Decisions of the WTO Members

Project Brief
Indian Chief Ministers Governance Forum

Gram Gadar Award for Rural Journalism, 2013

Distribution of Gram Gadar Award 2012


WTO Public Forum 2013 - CUTS Report

SMALL STEPS...GIANT LEAP – CUTS Initiatives in South Asia

Making trade a tool for poverty amelioration in the 21st Century
A report based on perceptions of global trade and development experts

CUTS contribution at UNCTAD IGE 2012
Pradeep S Mehta • Udai S Mehta

Defining the Future of Trade
Need for a Geneva Consensus

Pradeep S Mehta • Bipul Chatterjee • Rashid S. Kaukab

Defining the Future of Trade
Perception Survey

The Article 51A Crucible: Creating Public Citizens in India

Promoting Sustainable and Inclusive Growth (PROSAIG)


Reinventing UNCTAD
A Chronological Account of the Debate on the Future of UNCTAD at the CUTS Trade Forum

CUTS Centre for Indo-African Cooperation
Leveraging Indian Enterprise for African Development

BRICS - Trade & Economics Research Network

Growth and Poverty : The Great Debate
Edited by: Pradeep S Mehta  • Bipul Chatterjee

Economic Diplomacy: India's Experience
Edited by: Kishan S Rana • Bipul Chatterjee
Letter From Pascal Lamy, Director-General, WTO | Review

Reflections from the Frontline
Developing Country Negotiators in the WTO

Should Competition Law & Policy
be Blind to Equity?
The Debate

State of the Indian Consumer 2012



CUTS Comments on the draft Regulatory Reform Bill, 2013 on January 07, 2014

CUTS Comments on the Report of the High Level Committee to Review the SEBI (Prohibition of Insider Trading) Regulations, 1992

CUTS Submission to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Commerce for India’s Engagement with Free Trade Agreements

CUTS Comments on the Report of the Committee for Reforming the Regulatory Environment for Doing Business in India

Proposed Draft Corporate Social Responsibility Rules under Section 135 of the Companies Act, 2013

CUTS Comments on the recommendations of Financial Sector Legislative Reforms Commission

CUTS Comments on Consultation Paper on Monopoly/Market Dominance in Cable TV Services

CUTS Suggestions on Rationalising Scope of Foreign Direct Investment and Portfolio Investment

CUTS Suggestions on SEBI (Prohibition of Insider Trading) Regulations, 1992

CUTS memo to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Commerce on  India s Industrial Policy in Changing Global Scenario

CUTS’ Memo to Chief Minister of Rajasthan on the occasion of Pre-Budget Consultation with NGOs on February 19, 2013

CUTS Centres

CUTS London Resource Centre has been closed and its activities/operations have been shifted to CUTS Geneva Resource Centre. Consequently CUTS London Resource Centre website www.cuts-london.org  has been allowed to lapse and CUTS is neither its owner nor responsible for its use.

Parliamentarians’ Forum on Economic Policy Issues (PARFORE)
Parliamentarians’ Forum on Economic Policy Issues has been formed at the behest of five Parliamentarians cutting across party lines to facilitate discussions on a periodic basis among MPs on the core economic policy issues reflected in and out of parliament and media. The forum is non-partisan and informal.


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It gives me a great pleasure to note that CUTS is celebrating its Silver Jubilee. 25 years is a long time.... >>

UNCTAD cooperates closely with civil society to increase awareness of the benefits of competition policy for consumers and for economic development...>>

My first interaction with CUTS dates back to 1996, at the time of the UNCTAD IX, which was being held at Midrand, South Africa....>>

I congratulate my colleagues at CUTS for high quality analysis and publications for their exemplary work in social field, trade and economics and openness to disclosure with all sectors of society in India and abroad.

Congratulations on the launch of a series of training programmes for the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India. This time trade capacity building is in action.


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