Sens. Aim For USTR To Report Hidden Subsidies To WTO

Law360, New York (February 15, 2013, 7:42 PM EST) -- A bipartisan group of senators introduced a bill Thursday that would require the U.S. trade representative to notify the World Trade Organization if a WTO member nation fails to report subsidies under a WTO agreement that disciplines their use.

The legislation would mandate that the USTR tell the WTO if any member fails during two consecutive years to disclose subsidies under the WTO Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures.

Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., sponsored the bill, which was co-sponsored by Sens. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., Mike Enzi,...
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