Canada Requires North American Free Trade Agreement To Review US Solar Tariffs

- Oct 09, 2019-

Canada has requested Chapter 20 of the North American Free Trade Agreement to review US safeguards imposed on imported solar cells and modules.
Canada requires North American Free Trade Agreement to review US solar tariffs
The Canadian government considers these measures to be “unfair and illegal”. It pointed out that the International Trade Commission (ITC) survey found that Canadian products did not cause significant damage to US manufacturers, and US ITC did not recommend tariffs on Canadian imports. However, Canada is also on the list of countries facing 30% solar tariffs.
According to Canada, tariffs are in violation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
“Canada's innovative solar industry supports companies and workers in the cleantech sector, which is critical to our economic prosperity,” the Canadian government said.
According to reports, in February this year, shortly after the United States approved the safeguards tariff, Canadian Solar Solutions, Inc. Sunshine Power (USA), Silfab Solar and Heliene have begun a legal battle against these tariff measures.