22 Mar '12, 5pm

Seven Questions Answered About the U.S.-China Solar Trade Case

Seven Questions Answered About the U.S.-China Solar Trade Case

Why Were the Tariffs Lower Than Thought? Simply put, the Department of Commerce did the math . In its 62-page ruling the DOC lays out in great detail how it determined what the Chinese firms received in subsidies and what could count as unfair, then what extra tariff would be needed to rebalance the equation for U.S. imports. (This was no easy task, as the DOC repeatedly explains that the Chinese government was less than helpful in providing information.) Simple as that. Similarly, the reason for three levels of tariffs is also based purely on numbers that the DOC had access to regarding Chinese government subsidies. Maxim Group analyst Aaron Chew has a nice graphic showing all the Chinese subsidies that the DOC could identify, and how they impacted specific tariff levels for Suntech and Trina, who were selected in the DOC's investigation as "mandatory respondents" because...

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