India likely to join China over US visa row

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Published: Thursday, August 19, 2010, 9:25 [IST]

India may join China over US visa row

New Delhi, Aug 19: India may file a complaint against US at the World Trade Organization (WTO) over visa fee hike issue after joining hands with the countries like China.

According to CNN-IBN, US may have to pay more than what it bargained for, if it does not act on the newly amended Border Security Act that hikes visa fees by $ 2000.

Government sources, terming US decision as 'discriminatory', said that greater market access for US to companies in India would be affected unless India's concerns on the visa fees are addressed first.

According the channel, India is exploring ways to corner the US at the WTO.

India is exploring the option of filing a joint complaint at WTO along with China and other countries that are impacted by the higher visa fees.

India may also raise this discriminatory move with President Barack Obama during his Nov 2010 visit to India.

OneIndia News

 

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