20 Mar '12, 8pm

Trade Decision Is In: U.S. Will Place Tariffs On Chinese Solar Products via @SolarIndustry

Following months of investigation, the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) has officially issued its preliminary determination of whether to impose tariffs on solar products imported from China. The DOC has concluded that "countervailable subsidization" of crystalline silicon PV cells from China exists and, as a result, will impose countervailing duties ranging from 2.90% to 4.73%. "We commend the Department of Commerce for its preliminary decision today, which is the first step in a process that will roll out over the next several months," said Gordon Brinser, president of SolarWorld Industries America Inc., in a statement. SolarWorld leads the Coalition for American Solar Manufacturing (CASM), which filed an anti-dumping complaint and countervailing-duty petition against China last fall. "If fair international trade can be re-established, the solar-pioneering U.S. industry...

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