20 Mar '12, 6pm

It's Official: US Commerce Imposes Tariffs on Chinese Solar Firms via @reworld

In a highly anticipated announcement, the Department of Commerce imposed tariffs in a case that has underscored deep divisions within the American solar industry. The rates it set are for the countervailing duty tariffs that essential measure the level of subsidies and benefits coming from the Chinese government to Chinese crystalline silicon panel manufacturers. By finding export subsidies, critical circumstances will be applied — that means tariffs will be made retroactive, possibly as far back as December 2011. The level of the tariffs are what drew the most relief. The tariffs will be applied on three levels: 4.73 percent applied to Trina, 2.9 percent to Suntech, and 3.59 percent to all others. That's surprisingly low — many in the industry had been predicting 20-30 percent or even higher. But now the industry awaits the second of two tariffs -- the antidumping duty. A...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2012...

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