China challenges US anti-subsidy tariffs with WTO case

China filed a complaint at the World Trade Organization on Friday against US import duties on 22 Chinese products that the United States claims are unfairly subsidized, including solar panels.

The action, eight days after the US imposed anti-dumping duties on Chinese solar cells, points to a looming trade war between two of the world’s largest renewable energy markets.

"The Chinese government opposes the abuse of trade remedy measures and opposes trade protectionism," China's Ministry of Commerce (Mofcom) said in a statement.

China's complaint covers a wide range of products, worth $7.3bn in total, says Mofcom, which the US has targeted in recent years with countervailing duties, or tariffs aimed at countering unfair government subsidies.

Mofcom spokesman Shen Danyang alleges that many Log in to read complete article.

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