US weighs Chinese solar trade duties

The US International Trade Commission says it has made preliminary determinations that certain solar products imported from China and Taiwan have harmed American manufacturers.

The ITC’s finding means that a US Commerce Department investigation will continue. Commerce is scheduled to make its preliminary determinations for a countervailing duty in March and an anti-dumping duty in June.

Earlier this year, Commerce began an anti-dumping duty investigation of imports of certain crystalline silicon PV products from China and Taiwan in response to a petition from SolarWorld Industries America.

It also initiated a countervailing duty probe on the same products from China.

SolarWorld praised the ITC decision.

"Step by step, US solar producers are returning to a day when they no longer Log in to read complete article.

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