US Fights Chinese Wind Power Grants In WTO

Law360, New York (December 22, 2010, 5:40 PM EST) -- The U.S. has gone to the World Trade Organization over China's wind power subsidies program, claiming it hampers international competition and violates WTO rules because it only awards grants to domestic wind power equipment makers using parts made in the country.

Along with its request for dispute settlement consultations, the U.S. lodged transparency-related claims with the WTO regarding China's Special Fund for Wind Power Manufacturing, U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk announced Wednesday.

China's import substitution subsidies are "inherently trade-distorting" and are effectively blocking U.S. exports to...
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