Given China’s own problems with solar panels and state subsidies, this is somewhat amusing. However, that doesn’t mean they don’t have a good case. China filed a complaint to the World Trade Organization on Monday charging the European Union with violating rules governing subsidies to its solar-components industry, in the latest move in a global…
It’s an election year, so no surprise that the U.S. Congress is acting with uncharacteristic speed to amend a law allowing for the imposition of duties to Chinese imports.
America’s unions have thrown down the gauntlet on another China trade case. Obama might have a tough decision to make during an election year.
Chinese exporters are basking in the news that they will no longer be subject to both anti-dumping and countervailing duties in the US. Famous last words.
It’s easy to compile a list of problems with US-China trade. How about coming up with some realistic solutions?
While the US might have lost some of its moral authority to complain about similar Chinese programs, the panel report gives yet another boost to the WTO’s position against illegal state subsidies.
China, confident after latest climate talks, announces new solar power incentive program.
How not to defend against charges of improper trade practices.
Are subsidies being used to attract foreign investment? Must be a legal violation there somewhere. Or not.
The latest “discussion” in Washington about the value of China’s currency has encouraged the usual Op/Ed calls for protectionism.
U.S. industry is upset over subsidies given to China’s clean tech sector. Fair enough, but they might wish to hold off on calls for WTO dispute resolution.
China announced a new program yesterday that provides subsidies for firms that export technology services and software. I haven’t read up on my WTO anti-subsidy law for a couple of years, but I would certainly like to know how this plan will pass muster.