Solar Power: China

Department for Business and Trade written question – answered at on 20 May 2024.

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Photo of Alicia Kearns Alicia Kearns Chair, Foreign Affairs Committee, Chair, Foreign Affairs Committee, Chair, Foreign Affairs Sub-Committee on the Overseas Territories, Chair, Foreign Affairs Sub-Committee on the Overseas Territories

To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, whether she has made an assessment of the potential implications for her policies of the decision by the US to impose a 50% tariff on Chinese-made solar cells.

Photo of Alicia Kearns Alicia Kearns Chair, Foreign Affairs Committee, Chair, Foreign Affairs Committee, Chair, Foreign Affairs Sub-Committee on the Overseas Territories, Chair, Foreign Affairs Sub-Committee on the Overseas Territories

To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a 50% tariff on Chinese-made solar cells in the context of US tariff policy.

Photo of Greg Hands Greg Hands Party Chair, Conservative Party, Minister of State (Department for Business and Trade)

The UK has noted the new tariffs on a series of Chinese goods being imported into the US. The UK does not routinely comment on trade measures taken between other countries.

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