US Continues Trade War Against China With New 25% Solar Tariff
The United States imposed an additional 25% tariff on imported Chinese solar cells and modules last week in America’s steadily escalating trade war with one of the world’s most dominant economies and international powers.
US President Donald Trump and his Administration have been waging an escalating trade war against China over the past few months, but it was only last week that the trade war expanded to threaten the US solar industry, when US Trade Representative Robert E. Lighthizer increased the number of product lines subject to a 25% tariff on imported Chinese products. The newly-imposed tariffs will impact $50 billion worth of Chinese products, including solar cells and modules.
This 25% tariff is in addition to the 30% tariff that Donald Trump imposed on all imported solar cells and modules in January of this year.