CRYSTALLINE SILICON PHOTOVOLTAIC CELLS AND MODULES FROM CHINA INJURE U.S. INDUSTRY, SAYS USITC (ITC press release, Nov. 7) The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) today determined that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells and modules from China that the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) has determined [...]
Summary: The U.S. Commerce Department announced on Wednesday that Chinese producers/exporters have sold solar cells in the United States at dumping margins ranging from 18.32 to 249.96 percent and that they have received countervailable subsidies of 14.78 to 15.97 percent. Suntech factories were found to have a dumping margin of 31.73 percent and subsidy rate [...]
A few days after the U.S. Department of Commerce imposed a 25 percent tariff on wind turbine towers made in China, and two weeks after announcing a 31 percent tariff on silicon solar cells and modules made in China, another set of Commerce officials, representing the United States at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting in [...]
Net tariff on some cells and modules may total nearly 255 percent.