The World Trade Organization (WTO) has ruled the United States following China’s complaint over a U.S. import tax on solar cells for solar panels. All Chinese arguments were dismissed.
In the summer of 2018, China first lodged an official complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO) about US import tariffs on solar panels in China.
Last year, the WTO was asked to determine import duties for the second time, this time on US import tariffs on Chinese solar cells. The WTO then set up a special body that now rules.
The Asian country said at the time that the US had only introduced import tariffs to protect domestic manufacturers against foreign competition.
China has argued that US action, such as the import tax on solar cells and the increase in taxes on the import of solar panels, violates WTO rules. The Dispute Resolution Agency (DSB) has now issued a final ruling in favor of the United States.
The United States has imposed import duties since the beginning of 2018. Then US President Donald Trump introduced a 30 percent tariff for all foreign solar panels and an additional 25 percent tariff for Chinese solar panels and solar panels. The three-member WTO panel has now decided that these actions do not violate global trade rules.
Katherine’s mother welcomes WWO ruling. “I welcome the findings of the WTO panel’s dismissal of China’s complaint about U.S. safety in the solar sector as unsubstantiated.
Import taxes are for 4 years and expire on February 6, 2022. However, domestic manufacturers have asked the US International Trade Commission (USITC) to extend these measures.
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