U.S. asks WTO to act on nearly 200 Chinese incentive programs

U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk is asking the World Trade Organization to rule on nearly 200 Chinese incentive programs that he said could be illegal under international trade rules. Many of those programs were cited in a U.S. probe of how China's government aided expansion of its clean-energy sector, Kirk said. "Every member of the WTO is required to come clean on its subsidy programs on a regular basis. China has not notified its subsidy programs in over five years," Kirk added.

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