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Taiwan Next Country to File WTO Complaint Over U.S. Solar Tariffs

(Becky Beetz – PV Magazine)

The filing was submitted on January 29, just days after U.S. President Trump announced that safeguard tariffs would be applied to solar module and cell manufacturers for the next five years, starting at 30% and ending at 15% in Year 4.

Following hot on the heels of Korea, which has also filed with the WTO, Taiwan is the latest country to call for a consultation “as soon as possible” with the U.S. over its decision.

“Having a substantial interest as an exporter in this case, the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu requests consultations with United States under Article 12.3 of the Agreement on Safeguards with a view to, inter alia, exchanging views on the proposed measure and reaching an understanding on ways to achieve the objective set out in Article 8.1 of the Agreement on Safeguards,” read the filing. Click here to read more.