Canada requests CUSMA dispute settlement panel concerning U.S. tariff on solar products
Under CUSMA timeline the dispute settlement panel would be expected to issue a report early 2022
The Government of Canada announced it has requested a Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) dispute settlement panel to address the United States safeguard tariffs of 18% on Canadian solar products.
Since the imposition of the United States safeguard tariffs in early 2018, exports of solar products from Canada to the United States have declined by as much as 82%.
Canada requested consultations with the United States under Chapter 31 of CUSMA on December 22, 2020. Canada and the United States held consultations on January 28, 2021.
Under the timeline provided under CUSMA, the dispute settlement panel would be expected to issue a report early 2022.