U.S.: China Illegally Subsidizes Wind Power

January 2nd, 2011
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Reuters:  The United States on Wednesday accused China of illegally subsidizing the production of wind power equipment and asked for talks at the World Trade Organization, the first step in filing a trade case.

Follow up:

U.S. trade officials said they were concerned Chinese manufacturers of wind turbines and related parts and components could have received several hundred million dollars in questionable government grants in 2008 under China's Special Fund for Wind Power Manufacturing.

They said the grants appeared to violate WTO rules by requiring Chinese manufacturers to use only Chinese-made parts and components.  Read more at Reuters.....

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