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Trump’s Solar-Panel Tariffs Survive China Challenge at WTO (1)

Sept. 2, 2021, 8:27 PM

A World Trade Organization dispute panel rejected all four of China’s claims against the U.S. relating to safeguard measures that the Trump administration imposed on solar panels imported from Chinese manufacturers.

China didn’t establish that Washington’s safeguards against imports of certain crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells are inconsistent with the WTO’s rules on the measures, the Geneva-based body said in a report published Thursday.

Then-President Donald Trump announced four years of import caps and tariffs on panels after a certain amount is brought in -- so-called tariff-rate quotas -- in January 2018. That was in response to a trade suit ...

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