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India disputes U.S. renewables support at WTO

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India has launched a complaint before the WTO against the U.S. over alleged subsidies provided to renewable energy projects, a source close to the WTO said.

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The request for consultations is the first step in the WTO's dispute resolution process, and concerns practices in eight U.S. states.

India believes the states of California, Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana and Washington have made subsidies for renewable energy projects contingent on the use of domestic products, thus discriminating against foreign manufacturers in breach of WTO agreements.

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