Bloomberg data showed that Chinese suppliers flooded the US solar market with panels at the end of 2017 as customers sought to avoid paying a 30 per cent import tariff. Photo: Reuters
Bloomberg data showed that Chinese suppliers flooded the US solar market with panels at the end of 2017 as customers sought to avoid paying a 30 per cent import tariff. Photo: Reuters

China’s ‘baseless’ challenge to US solar panel tariffs rejected by WTO

  • Then-president Donald Trump announced four years of import caps and tariffs in January 2018
  • But China did not establish the safeguards were inconsistent with World Trade Organization (WTO) rules

Topic |   US-China relations
Bloomberg data showed that Chinese suppliers flooded the US solar market with panels at the end of 2017 as customers sought to avoid paying a 30 per cent import tariff. Photo: Reuters
Bloomberg data showed that Chinese suppliers flooded the US solar market with panels at the end of 2017 as customers sought to avoid paying a 30 per cent import tariff. Photo: Reuters
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