The US trade unions have been in a political and economic tizzy for the last decade or so.
In many ways, they have become an unmitigated nightmare for the country.
They are a powerful and powerful institution in their own right, with a powerful lobby and an army of well-funded supporters, and have long been a thorn in the side of US President Donald Trump, who has accused them of “destroying” America and a “political witch hunt” against them.
But now, the trade unions and their supporters have been hit by an unexpected setback: they have been ordered to stop selling their merchandise on Amazon, the online retail giant that is an enormous player in the world of business.
This was a major development.
For the last year, Amazon has been trying to expand its business in the US, which it has long considered a “trade deficit” between the US and India, due to the fact that US exports are the majority of its imports.
Amazon’s main target in India was a company called Dabur, which makes jewellery and is part of the Indian company Hapala.
The US and Amazon’s India relationship is a major player in a global market for jewellery, but the two companies have been working together to develop a new product line: the Daburs.
Dabur is a subsidiary of the same company that manufactures the Hapalas jewelry.
In August, the US Trade Representative said that the two products could be brought to the US market under the WTO’s new rules, which will allow US firms to import goods manufactured in India.
The new rules were meant to create a much more favourable environment for Indian manufacturers to invest in the country, which has seen a surge in imports from the US in recent years.
A trade agreement with the US is one of the key issues in the new trade agreement, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), that was announced in Washington last week.
As the US has a dominant market in India, Amazon, which is based in Seattle, Washington, and is already heavily invested in India with retail and online businesses, was the biggest beneficiary of the deal.
“Amazon is not going to be able to continue selling its jewellery through Daburas in the United States,” said Gopinath Katwala, the founder and president of the US-India Business Council.
“It is a huge setback for the trade union movement.”
In a letter to Amazon, Amazon’s US managing director, Brian Chesky, said the company was not selling its products through Dabs.
It was not clear what the impact of this decision would be on the company’s other online business, the Paypal.
Katwala said that if Daburat had not been part of a trade agreement between the two countries, Amazon would not be able do business with them.
“We’re not happy about it,” he said.
“Amazon has a very clear policy that we cannot sell our products through them in the future.”
Amazon is currently trying to find a way to sell its products to US customers without any interference from Daburus, but Katwals statement suggests that Amazon has no plan to do so.
What’s more, Katwal said that Dabura has made no official comment on Amazon’s decision.
When asked if Dabs was also selling through Amazon, KatWala said Amazon had no plans to sell through Dablur.
On the eve of the WTO talks, Katwal said that, even if Dabis is part the new rules to bring the Dabs product to the United US market, the WTO rules do not apply to Amazon.
We are looking at it as a case of a case that says it’s not a trade policy for the US to come into a WTO market and take advantage of this new market.
And that’s just Amazon, he said, adding that other US companies were also interested in doing business with Amazon.
“The other big players have made very clear that they’re not going anywhere, and Amazon is not in a position to take advantage.”
The letter from the chief executive of Amazon is part from the letter sent by US President Trump to India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi in December, in which he accused the country’s trade unions of undermining the country and its workers.
He accused the trade and labour unions of being “a major impediment” to progress in bilateral trade deals and said the US “should get out of the way” to the trade-free country.
Amazon’s relationship with the Indian government has been marred by disputes over workers’ rights and the rights of its suppliers.
Earlier this year, a number of workers, including the head of Amazon India’s supplier base in New Delhi, filed a complaint with the authorities in India over their treatment and wages.
Since then, the company has repeatedly refused to pay