Thailand has filed a complaint with the World Trade Organisation (WTO) requesting consultations with the US over its 30% solar import tariffs and discussions over trade compensation, according to a WTO filing dated 21 June.
In the note, Thailand said it does not believe the measures taken by the US are consistent with its obligations under the relevant provisions of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994 (GATT 1994) and the Safeguards Agreement.
Thailand also noted: “The Safeguards Agreement entitles Thailand, as an exporter with a substantial interest in the product concerned, to have an adequate opportunity for prior consultations before application of a measure.”
In the requested consultations with the US, Thailand also hopes to discuss trade compensation.
The Southeast Asian country joins a list of nations filing complaints at the WTO over the PV tariffs. Vietnam did so in March. It was preceded by Malaysia and the Philippines, Singapore, the EU, Taiwan, South Korea and China.
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