31 Jan '12, 6pm

Commerce Dept. uncovers new data to implicate #China in #solar illegal-trade case #energy #cleantech

The U.S. Commerce Department has determined that a "massive surge" of Chinese solar imports were brought into the U.S. at the end of last year - a finding that the agency says warrants "critical circumstances" that would support retroactive tariffs sought by SolarWorld and the Coalition for American Solar Manufacturing (CASM) as part of anti-dumping and anti-subsidy cases filed against China. The agency has been investigating the matter following a preliminary determination by the U.S. International Trade Commission that the imports are detrimental to the U.S. solar manufacturing industry. CASM has been seeking retroactive tariffs on these imports - which, according to the coalition , nearly doubled from July to December of last year. As a result of the Commerce Department’s recent finding, if the agency decides to impose preliminary anti-subsidy duties during a hearing sc...

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