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EU Lodges WTO Dispute Over U.K. Green Energy Subsidies

March 28, 2022, 3:45 PM

The European Union filed a dispute against the U.K. at the World Trade Organization on Monday over Britain’s alleged discriminatory support for green energy projects.

The EU said the U.K.’s procedure for granting subsidies for offshore wind energy projects unfairly favored domestic products and suppliers over foreign competitors, according to a news release.

WTO rules require its members to treat imported and locally produced goods and services equally under its so-called national treatment principle.

The EU’s request for consultations marks the first stage of the WTO’s lengthy dispute resolution process and could escalate into the EU’s first WTO dispute ...