US Commerce department renders the solar anti-dumping case

Author: Darvin Tocmo  Date Posted:12 June 2014 

A lot of mixed comments and feelings surround this anti-dumping case, but it's main objective is to have fair trade.

After reviewing the petition brought by SolarWorld, the U.S. Department of Commerce recently announced it will impose anti-subsidy duties against US imports of Chinese solar technology products and block state-sponsored Chinese solar producers from evading US duties on their solar panels by outsourcing production of photovoltaic cells to third countries, such as Taiwan.

Effective immediately, the Commerce Department imposed preliminary duties of 35.21 per cent on imports of panels made by Suntech Power, 18.56 per cent on imports of Trina Solar and 26.89 per cent on imports of most other significant Chinese producers. 

Mukesh Dulani, president of SolarWorld Industries America Inc., called the ruling a “strong win” for the U.S. solar industry, adding: “We look forward to the end of illegal Chinese government intervention in the US solar market, and we applaud Commerce for its work that supports fair trade.

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