Deputy National Security Adviser for International Affairs Michael Froman announced June 6 that China, the European Union, and the U.S. are engaged in early discussions regarding ongoing solar trade disputes. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR), who has discussed the talks with Froman, stated that they have the goal of leveling the playing field for American solar producers and ending retaliatory Chinese cases. The talks come after the EU announced June 4 that it will impose tariffs on Chinese solar panels.