Twisting In The Wind: US-China Green Tech Trade

Law360, New York (January 25, 2011, 3:33 PM EST) -- The United States announced on Dec. 22, 2010, that it has sought the World Trade Organization’s intervention to address U.S. concerns over support for the domestic wind power industry in the People’s Republic of China. According to U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Ron Kirk, the U.S. filed a request for consultations with China under the WTO agreement’s dispute settlement provisions concerning China’s Special Fund for Wind Power Manufacturing program. This request is the first step in a potential WTO case.

China’s government provides official support, in the...
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