trade dispute

December 7, 2021
The US and China will account for a combined 57% of total forecasted solar capacity additions through 2030, with the countries adding 151.3GW and 436.9GW of solar capacity, respectively. Both countries have risks to this development, however, with the US needing to overcome trade and tariff problems, while China needs to ensure the reliability of PV production
September 22, 2021
China has appealed a recent World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling that rejected the country’s challenges to the US' safeguard tariffs on certain crystalline silicon PV cells.
September 3, 2021
The World Trade Organization (WTO) has rejected China’s challenges to US safeguard tariffs on certain crystalline silicon PV cells, ruling that the measures have not breached global trade rules.
June 21, 2021
Canada has requested a dispute settlement panel regarding US safeguard tariffs on solar products from Canada after failing to resolve the issue through consultations
January 8, 2021
Canada has requested consultations with the US on the latter’s “unwarranted” tariffs on imports of crystalline silicon PV cells.
November 8, 2019
Low-cost perovskite, cadmium telluride cells, PV field factories and grid integration of solar-plus-storage among research schemes bagging US$128m DoE funds after import barriers were tightened.
July 24, 2019
Beijing uses WTO meeting to slam tariffs Washington DC set last January for crystalline silicon PV imports, potentially paving way for fresh formal trade dispute.
June 28, 2019
WTO panel finds US state-level tax incentives discriminated Indian products, delivering blow to Washington as Trump and Modi trade words at G20 talks.
June 27, 2019
Huawei has confirmed that it is paring back its operations in the US solar market, but will continue to sell via distributors.
June 11, 2019
Strong deployment figures have been posted for the US’ energy storage market in both residential and non-residential segments in the past quarter, amid warnings that an escalating trade war with China could dampen some of that enthusiasm if tariffs are applied.

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