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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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Expert panel points out the importance of stability in investment regulation
Geneva, October 16, 2014

A clean-up for Make in India
The Hindu Business Line,
October 10, 2014

For a political consensus on reforms
The Hindu Business Line,
September 26, 2014

Feel free to trade
The Asian Age,
September 25, 2014

Modi’s creative destruction at work
The Hindu Business Line,
September 12, 2014

PHD Chamber- Commerce- Industry- CUTS International- External Preferential Trade Agreements- Impact- Indian Economy
India News Calling,
September 11, 2014

Experts bat for national procurement policy
Business Standard,
September 11, 2014

CCPC links high sugar prices to lack of competition
The Post Zambia,
September 03, 2014

Licence raj has been replaced by a resource raj
Hindustan times, August 28, 2014

Documentary film breaks new grounds with theatrical release
Press Trust of India,
August 24, 2014

Institutions vs organisations in the reform agenda
Business Standard, August 22, 2014

People power to new Plan body
Business Standard, August 20, 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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CUTS International New Campus
at Jagatpura Institutional Area, Jaipur

An Appeal for Donation

Reinventing the Planning Commission
An Outcome Report of Roundtables & Recommendations

Policy Uncertainty Impedes Investment : CUTS Side Event at the World Investment Forum
October 16, 2014, Geneva

Trade, Transport and Transit Facilitation in South Asia
Imperative of Bridging Macro-Meso-Micro Gaps

October 29-30, 2014, Kolkata, India

CUTS 30th Anniversary Lecture Series

CUTS International Top Moments from 2013

CUTS Strategic Business Plan (2014-2018)

Project Brief
Indian Chief Ministers Governance Forum

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)


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 the Hon’bl’e Chairman, Parliamentary Standing Committee on Law & Justice on the Tribunals Bill 2014 on September 29, 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 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’ Submission to Civil Society Technical Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals Zambia on May 10, 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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