US government confirms final duties on Chinese cells

President Obama  speaks during his visit to Florida Power & Light's Desoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009, in Arcadia, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius)

President Barack Obama is under attack from Mitt Romney, his Republican opponent, for not being tough enough with China

The US government set final duties between 18.32% and 249.96% on solar cells it says that China is dumping on the American market, siding with a group of manufacturers led by a subsidiary of SolarWorld that brought the complaint.

The Commerce Department (DOC) says the lowest anti-dumping duty was imposed on Trina Solar, compared to 31.14% it initially set in May. Another 59 Chinese suppliers including Canadian Solar and Yingli now face a 25.96% tariff, while Suntech’s products were slapped with a 31.73% duty, up slightly from a preliminary 31.22%.

A 249.96% duty was imposed on solar panels from all other Chinese exporters to the US.

DOC also determined that the Chinese government was unfairly subsidising exports of solar cells to the US in violation of international trade rules, and in response Log in to read complete article.

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