Canada and the United States have reached an agreement on the removal of U.S. safeguard tariffs on Canadian solar products.
The agreement follows Canada’s victory at a Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) dispute panel earlier this year, which found that the United States’ tariffs were in violation of CUSMA.
Since the imposition of the U.S. safeguard tariffs in early 2018, exports of solar products from Canada to the United States have declined by as much as 82%.
Canada held consultations with the United States under chapter 31 of CUSMA on January 28, 2021, and Canada requested a dispute settlement panel on June 18, 2021. The panel’s final report was issued to the parties on February 1, 2022.