U.S. removing tariffs on Canadian solar panels

Canada and the United States have reached an agreement to remove American tariffs on Canadian-made solar products.

International Trade Minister Mary Ng says the deal reflects the shared commitment to combat climate change and develop renewable energy.

The tariffs were imposed by former president Donald Trump in 2018, and the Canadian government has said exports of solar products to the U.S. declined by as much as 82 per cent since then.

In February a dispute resolution panel found that by keeping Canadian exports subject to its so-called “safeguard measures,” the U.S. was in violation of its obligations under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement.

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