Tag Archives: subsidies

China Files WTO Complaint Against EU Over Solar Subsidies

November 6, 2012

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 […]

Protectionist Ideologues are Squawking About US-China Trade Again

September 28, 2010

The latest “discussion” in Washington about the value of China’s currency has encouraged the usual Op/Ed calls for protectionism.

Any WTO Issues With China’s New Technology Export Subsidies?

June 25, 2010

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.