24 Sep '13, 2pm

It’s Time To End Disruptive U.S.-China Solar Trade Dispute

Trade disputes often have a nasty way of becoming trade wars. With no end in sight to the ongoing solar dispute between the United States and China — and tensions now escalating — the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) today offered an industry compromise designed to end the standoff. We believe our proposal could serve as the centerpiece for a fair, negotiated settlement of all outstanding issues, benefit end users, and encourage the proliferation of solar energy in the United States and globally. Our proposed settlement represents a way out of this trade quagmire. It would, first and foremost, address the ongoing competitiveness issues between U.S. and Chinese solar cell and module manufacturers by effectively monetizing the U.S. antidumping and countervailing duty orders. To date, these orders have provided little benefit to U.S. solar manufacturers. In turn, Ch...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/blog/post/2013/09...

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