US Steelworkers Target China Over Green Tech Aid

Law360, New York (September 10, 2010, 11:16 AM EDT) -- The United Steelworkers union filed a massive petition on Thursday with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative claiming that China is using cutthroat trade practices that could endanger America's green-energy industry.

The 5,800-page petition alleges that China has become a dominant supplier of green technology by spending hundreds of billions on subsidies and by employing performance requirements and preferential practices, in violation of its obligations to the World Trade Organization.

The USW is hoping that its petition, filed under Section 301 of U.S. trade laws,...
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