12 Feb '18, 10am

Singapore requests consultation with US over solar tariffs - WTO

The last Section 201 case regarding steel tariffs imposed by the US, was overturned by the WTO in 2003. Credit: REC Singapore has joined the pile of countries going to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to demand a consultation with the US over its 30% solar import tariffs, according to a WTO filing from Friday 9 February. In its filing, the Singapore delegation stated that it wanted to exchange views on the US safeguard measures and wants to hold the consultations as soon as possible, preferably with representatives of the US' investigating authorities. The EU also requested a consultation with the US last week. Neither Singapore nor the EU have explicitly accused the US of breaking WTO rules. Taiwan , South Korea and China had already taken similar steps through the WTO on the US PV tariffs. However, both South Korea and China have also explicitly mentioned a demand for ...

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