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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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Help open up markets -CUTS 
New Vision Zambia,
January 28, 2015

CUTS awarded the WCO Certificate of Merit
New Delhi, January 27, 2015

'BIMSTEC carries more potential than SAFTA'
Financial Express, Bangladesh, January 24, 2015

How not to contain the fiscal deficit
The Hindu Business Line,
January 22, 2015

Network congestion
The Indian Express,
January 20, 2015

Niti Aayog: No quick fix
The Asian Age January 20, 2015

Rice self-sufficiency as a form of protection for both consumers and producers
Business World, Philippines,
January 18, 2015

Addressing civic indiscipline in Jaipur needs education & enforcement
DNA, January 12, 2015

A $10 trillion economy by 2030?
The Hindu Business line,
January 09, 2015

Finance minister says need to utilise demographic dividend

Business Standard,
January 09, 2015

Social sector seeks higher budget allocation for education

Press Trust of India,
January 08, 2015

Time to Energize BIMSTEC
The Diplomat, January 07, 2015

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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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CUTS International New Campus
at Jagatpura Institutional Area, Jaipur

An Appeal for Donation

CUTS awarded the World Custom Day Certificate of Merit

Regional Trade Potential of WMSMEs in South Asia: The Case of India
National Consultation

February 11, 2015, New Delhi, India
Backgrounder | Agenda

CUTS Roundtable Discussion On Sustainable 24*7 Power to Consumers: Integral Role of Consumer Participation in Electricity Regulatory Process
February 11, 2015, New Delhi

CUTS Roundtable Discussion on Adoption of National Competition Policy to Achieve Double Digit Growth in India
January 29, 2015, New Delhi

CUTS International Top Moments from 2013

CUTS Strategic Business Plan (2014-2018)

The Article 51A Crucible: Creating Public Citizens in India

Promoting Sustainable and Inclusive Growth (PROSAIG)

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

Reinventing The Planning Commission
The Great Debate

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



CUTS Comments on Draft National Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Policy on January 30, 2015

Letter to Prime Minister on 'Trade potential between India and Pakistan' on January 15, 2015.
Annexure 1 | Annexure 2

CUTS Comments on MSME Policy Draft Consultation Paper on January 15, 2015

CUTS Submission under Sub-Section (3) of Section 29 of the Competition act, 2002 regarding the proposed merger between Lafarge and Holchim on December 15, 2014

CUTS Comments on the Draft Civil Aviation Policy released by the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India on November 28, 2014

Letter to Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, Ministry of State for Commerce and Industry on "Make in India and Ease of Doing Business" on November 24, 2014

Letter to Smt. Smriti Irani, Honble Minister of Human Resource Development on "Need for Child Awareness Education Policy" on November 24, 2014

CUTS Submission to the Honble Chairperson, Committee on Estimates on "Regulatory Mechanism of Protection of interest of depositors of NBFCs - an overview" on October 27, 2014.

CUTS Submissions under Sub-Section (3) of Section 29 of the Competition Act, 2002 regarding the Proposed Merger between Sun Pharma and Ranbaxy

CUTS Comments on the RBI Draft Guidelines for Licensing of Payment Banks on August 28, 2014

CUTS Letter to Finance Minister, Government of India on Legislation on MFIs

CUTS Memorandum to SAFTA Committee of Experts and SAFTA Ministerial Council

CUTS Memorandum to Government of Rajasthan during Pre-Budget Consultations on 12th June, 2014

Letter to Shri Arun Jaitly, Hon’b’le Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs for Regulatory reforms to make it easier for business to do business on 09th June, 2014

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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I very much appreciate CUTS contribution to WTO related issues. I reiterate that your efforts are complimentary to the responsibility being discharged by  Trade Policy Division in the Department of Commerce.... >>

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.... >>

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

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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