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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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Curb inflation through competition reforms
Livemint, July 22, 2014

Huge Scope for Rice Seeds Trade between India and Bangladesh
July 22, 2014, Jaipur

Africa: Brics Trade and Economics Research Network Newsletter
Allafrica, July 12, 2014

Budget has mix of measures for infra development: ACME
Press Trust of India, July 12, 2014

Assurance to provide relief by curbing expenses and wastage of food items
Dainik Bhaskar, July 11, 2014

Competition reforms set for agric, transport sectors
Zambia Daily Mail, July 07, 2014

From Yojana Aayog to Vikas Aayog
The Hindu Business Line,
July 05, 2014

Tough decisions have far reaching budget minded
Amar Ujala, July 06, 2014

Making a case for competition reforms - promising but challenging
New Delhi (India), July 02, 2014

Progressive Rajasthan: Reaching Rs10 lakh crore GSDP in 2018
DNA, July 01, 2014

Policy and structural reforms will curb inflation
Amar Ujala, June 30, 2014

Rice, transportation competition policy sought
Business Mirror, Philippines,
June 22, 2014

Rule-making In Mega FTAs: Potential Impact On India
Business World, 20 June, 2014

Climate Change, Food Security and Trade Nexus under Spotlight in Geneva
June 20, 2014, Geneva, Switzerland

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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 Public Policy Centre
New Campus at Jagatpura Institutional Area, Jaipur

An Appeal for Donation

India in the International Trading System
October 20-22, 2014, New Delhi, India
Agenda | Backgrounder

CUTS 30th Anniversary Lecture Series

CUTS International Top Moments from 2013

CUTS Strategic Business Plan (2014-2018)

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

Reinventing The Planning Commission
The Great Debate

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



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 Memorandum to Ministry of Finance, Government on India during Pre-Budget Consultations on 5th June, 2014

CUTS Comments on Report of the Working Group on Resolution Regimes for Financial Institutions on May 31, 2014

Letter to Shri Arun Jaitly, Hon’b’le Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs for GST and Internal Market Reforms on May 30, 2014

CUTS Comments on the Report of the Giro Advisory Group on the Bills Payments System in India on May 23, 2014

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

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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