United States - Certain Measures Related to Renewable Energy - Request for consultations by China

United States – Certain Measures related to Renewable Energy

Request for Consultations by China

The following communication, dated 14 August 2018, from the delegation of China to the delegation of the United States, is circulated to the Dispute Settlement Body in accordance with Article 4.4 of the DSU.





1.  My authorities have instructed me to request consultations with the Government of the United States of America ("US") pursuant to Articles 1 and 4 of the Understanding on Rules and Procedures Governing the Settlement of Disputes ("DSU"), Article XXII of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994 ("GATT 1994"), Article 8 of the Agreement on Trade-Related Investment Measures ("TRIMs Agreement"), and Articles 4 and 30 of the Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures ("SCM Agreement"), with respect to certain measures adopted and maintained by the governments of certain U.S. states and municipalities in relation to subsidies and/or domestic content requirements in the energy sector.