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July 24, 2018

Canada issues NAFTA challenge against Trump’s solar panel tariffs

 

The Trudeau government has asked for a NAFTA review of a Trump administration tariff on solar panels, saying the 30 per cent charge is illegal and unfair.

Global Affairs Canada says the tariffs have hurt workers in the clean energy sector on both sides of the border.

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The request for a review under NAFTA’s chapter 20 provision comes one day after Mexico’s president-elect publicized a letter to U.S. President Donald Trump calling for a reboot of the talks towards a new three-way continental trade pact.

The North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiation has been on hold since late spring because of the July 1 Mexican presidential election that will see Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador sworn in this coming December.

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