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USTR Invites Comments on WTO Case on U.S. Renewable Energy Measures

Friday, October 14, 2016
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The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative is accepting comments through Nov. 25 on the issues raised in a World Trade Organization dispute brought by India against measures relating to domestic content requirements and subsidies in the renewable energy sector that have been instituted by the governments of the states of Washington, California, Montana, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Michigan, Delaware, and Minnesota. India alleges that these measures are inconsistent with articles III:4 and XVI:1 of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994; article 2.1 of the Agreement on Trade-related Investment Measures; articles 3.1(b), 3.2, 5(a), 5(c), 6.3(a), 6.3(c), and 25 of the Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures; and article XVI:4 of the Marrakesh Agreement establishing the World Trade Organization.

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