Last year the Canadian government, led by Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business, and Economic Development, Mary Ng, called for a trade dispute panel to investigate the tariffs on Canadian-made Solar products, saying they violated the terms of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
Early in July, that panel came to a decision that confirmed they were unjustified. At the recent trade talks between the three countries in Vancouver, a new deal was struck. After the announcement minister Ng stated, “This agreement will bring stability and predictability to our renewable energy sector and strengthen North American competitiveness.
It is a clear recognition of Canada’s place as a leader in the fight against climate change, and that Canadian producers of solar technology will continue to supply global markets at an increasing rate.” This is great news for everyone in the Canadian solar industry as exports were said to have dropped up to %82 when the tariffs were put in place.
The Solar industry has new life here in Canada and Shift is here for it.