Taiwan files claim with WTO for compensation over US solar panel tariff

After filing the claim, a 30 day period for negotiation over compensation has opened

Taiwan News 
Date: 2018/01/31
By: Duncan DeAeth, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Tuesday Jan. 30, a filing at the World Trade Organization’s

File Photo: Workers at a solar panel factory in Ariz. U.S. Sept., 2012 (By Associated Press)

headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, showed that Taiwan had joined South Korea in lodging an official complaint with the United States over recent import tariffs introduced by the Trump administration on solar panels.

The report from Reuters says that Taiwan, as the second largest solar cell manufacturer after China, will suffer under the 30 percent tariff on solar panels.

The Trump administration made the decision in an effort to supposedly grow the domestic market, while protecting the U.S. market from being flooded by cheaper goods produced abroad (mainly in Asia).    [FULL  STORY]

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