1. Germany is a huge exporter and China is their #1 trade partner.
2. The EPIA is already using non-neutral language against a tariff.
3. There are a lot more installers in Germany than manufacturers.
Strangely, there are hints that Germany is going to fight fire with mire... Rather than bring a case against China they may end up implementing WTO illegal trading practices - domestic content rules specifically. This hysterical policy is completely ineffective but it seems to make people happy for whatever reason. It's symbolic I suppose... Shut up and eat your symbolism you sniveling schvine.