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China says US solar tariffs distort global market, files WTO complaint

Washington announced in January that it was imposing what it called safeguard tariffs over four years - with a 30 per cent tariff in the first year reduced gradually to 15 per cent in year four

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David Stanway & Muyu Xu | Reuters  |  Shanghai/Beijing 

China's commerce ministry said a US decision to subsidise renewable energy firms and impose tariffs on imported products has seriously distorted the global market and harmed China's interests, firing the latest shot in a broader trade conflict. China has lodged a complaint to the World Trade Organisation to help determine the legality of the US policies, saying they not only harm China's rights but also undermine the WTO's authority, the ministry said on its website late on Tuesday. ( Washington announced in January that it was imposing ...

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First Published: Wed, August 15 2018. 11:05 IST