Solar Power

EU and China on the Verge of Solar Panel Trade War

Europeans considering introducing import tariff

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The European Commission is on the verge of a trade war with China over the import of solar panels worth 21bn euros (£18bn) a year.

It is considering imposing an average "anti-dumping" import tariff of 47%, with a decision expected by 5 June.

The EC argues China unfairly subsidises its solar panel firms, putting Europe's manufacturers at a disadvantage.