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International Business Assignment

From: Piyush Sharma

The Indian Shrimp Industry Organizes to Fight the Threat of Anti-Dumping Action

The six named countries accounted for 74% of shrimp imports in the US market. Imports from the six countries increased from 466 million lb. in 2000 to 650 million lb in 2002. Import prices of the targeted countries had dropped by 28% in the previous three years. The average dockside price for one count size of gulf shrimp dropped from $6.08 to $3.30 per pound from 2000 to 2002

2. Decision-Making Processes in India: The Case of the Agriculture Negotiations

The share of agriculture in the national GDP is a huge 24%; A little over 700 million people, that is about 69% of the population, are dependent on the rural economy for their livelihood; A very large majority of this rural population survives on an annual per capita income of US$175 as compared with the current national per capita income of US$480; Nearly 70% of cultivable land, that is about 100 million hectares out of 142 million hectares, continues to be vulnerable to the vagaries of the monsoon; and Even though India is the second-largest agricultural producer in the world, its yields are still very low when compared with some of the other producers.

3. Protecting the Geographical Indication for Darjeeling Tea

The Tea Board of India has faced a series of hurdles, challenges and difficulties in the protection and enforcement of the word Darjeeling and of the Darjeeling logo. Some of the major challenges faced by the Tea Boards effort to protect Darjeeling and the Darjeeling logo in Japan, France, Russia, the United States and other countries

4. Rock n Roll in Bangladesh: Protecting Intellectual Property Rights in Music

Its daylight robbery in Murder, screamed a cult Bangladeshi rock band, and its plea has been heard, writes the Telegraph of Calcutta in its front-page story on tune-lift in the Hindi movie Murder (Telegraph, 20 May 2004). Miles, a very popular Bangladeshi music band accused music director Anu Malik, a music-mogul of the Mumbai movie world, of committing pure piracy of one of its original compositions. Triumph of the rule-based international trade regime

5. India etc versus US: shrimp-turtle

Seven species of sea turtles have to date been identified. They are distributed around the world in subtropical and tropical areas. They spend their lives at sea, where they migrate between their foraging and nesting grounds. Sea turtles have been adversely affected by human activity, either directly (their meat, shells and eggs have been exploited), or indirectly. In early 1997, India, Malaysia, Pakistan and Thailand brought a joint complaint against a ban imposed by the US on the importation of certain shrimp and shrimp products. The protection of sea turtles was at the heart of the ban.