February 6, 2018 / 5:26 PM / 4 months ago

China demands compensation for U.S. solar tariffs: WTO filings

GENEVA (Reuters) - China has sent the United States a demand for talks on compensation for steep U.S. tariffs imposed on imported solar panels and washing machines, World Trade Organization filings showed on Tuesday.

A worker walks among solar panels at a floating solar plant developed by China's Three Gorges Group, in Huainan, Anhui province, China December 11, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer

China said it was asserting its right as a major exporter to demand compensation, and said it believed the U.S. measures broke numerous WTO rules. China’s move follows similar steps by Taiwan and South Korea.

Reporting by Tom Miles; Editing by Richard Balmforth

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