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Manufacturers Welcome WTO Solar Panel Decision

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Manufacturers welcome today’s U.S. victory on solar energy with the World Trade Organizations (WTO) rejection of India’s appeal and urge the Indian government to move quickly to dismantle its discriminatory domestic content requirements that have blocked access for U.S. solar cell modules. As each and every previous ruling in this case has shown, India’s domestic content requirements are a clear violation of core WTO rules, and today’s victory will give an important boost to manufacturing in the United States. This decision also demonstrates why the strong rules-based WTO system and trade agreements with binding and strong enforcement rules are critical to open markets and eliminate unfair barriers overseas. The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) congratulates Ambassador Michael Froman and the United States Trade Representative (USTR) for their successful efforts. Read More

NAM, Business Community in Geneva Pushing for “No-Brainer” Environmental Goods Agreement

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As negotiators meet this week in Geneva for the 14th Round of Environmental Goods Agreement (EGA) negotiations, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and business representatives from the Coalition for Green Trade are also in attendance urging all sides to make progress on the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Ministers’ commitment to conclude a strong agreement that eliminates tariffs on a wide range of environmental goods and technologies by the September G-20 Summit in Hangzhou, China. Read More

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