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India takes US renewable energy dispute to WTO

India takes US renewable energy dispute to WTO
15 September 2016 Current Affairs: India has complained to the World Trade Organization (WTO) about support given to the renewable energy industry in United States. 

The complaint alleges these 8 states in US have prop up their renewable sector with illegal subsidies and domestic content requirements, an obligation to buy local goods rather than imports. 

These 8 US states are Washington, Montana, California, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Delaware, Michigan and Minnesota.

By filing the complaint, India has triggered a 60-day window for US to settle the dispute, after which India could ask the WTO to adjudicate. Earlier in 2013, India had filed questions at the WTO about suspected subsidies in solar programmes in four US states—Delaware, Minnesota, Massachusetts and Connecticut.

 It also had raised questions about local content requirements in Michigan and California’s renewable energy programmes. In May 2016, India lost a case at the WTO after the US complained about India’s national solar programme over illegal subsidies and domestic content requirements. India has appealed that ruling.


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