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The Fight Against Chinese Green Mercantilism Continues

December 5, 2012 by Clifton Yin

Last month, the United States International Trade Commission voted to uphold tariffs on solar panels imported from China. The Commerce Department had imposed the tariffs earlier this year in response to China’s heavy subsidization of domestic solar PV manufacturers. However, while the move is welcome, it is important to recognize that is...[read more]

Final Word On China Solar Duties Due (Sort Of)

October 10, 2012 by Nino Marchetti

The U.S. Commerce Department will announce a final decision today on duties in the China solar trade dispute that has split the U.S. industry and raised fears of a global trade war. Of course, for several months the government has already been collecting duties on certain Chinese solar imports. And, just to be clear, this won’t be the...[read more]

Lessons from China’s Solar Industry Woes

October 8, 2012 by Matthew Stepp

Yesterday, the New York Times described a “looming financial disaster” for China’s clean energy industry: “Though worldwide demand for solar panels and wind turbines has grown rapidly over the last five years, China’s manufacturing capacity has soared even faster, creating enormous oversupply and a ferocious price war.” This development...[read more]

China Solar Probe A Go In Europe

September 7, 2012 by Nino Marchetti

Chinese solar makers, already hit with duties in the United States, could within nine months face similar trade sanctions in Europe, according to the European Commission, which said today it would launch an antidumping investigation into solar panels and their key components originating in China.The announcement came in response to a...[read more]

Tariffs Well-Justified in Fighting Green Mercantilism

August 10, 2012 by Clifton Yin

In May, the Department of Commerce moved to impose “anti-dumping” tariffs on heavily subsidized Chinese solar PV manufacturers. Now comes the news that the Department has reached a similar decision on Chinese wind-energy tower manufacturers and a group of 20 or so European solar panel manufacturers has filed a formal complaint with the...[read more]

Solar Trade War With China Goes Global

July 27, 2012 by Nino Marchetti

Its mission statement doesn’t mention China, but there’s no doubt as to what brought together the 20 or so companies that comprise the new trade group EU ProSun: The flood of Chinese solar products into Europe that has pushed a growing number of companies to and over the financial brink.Pulled together by the German company SolarWorld,...[read more]

First Solar, Now Wind: US Hits China With Tower Tariffs

May 31, 2012 by Nino Marchetti

image via The Weather Channel

Two weeks after hitting Chinese solar manufacturers with tough new duties, the U.S. is bringing down the hammer on wind turbine tower manufacturers from China.The United States today said it had made a preliminary determination that Chinese producers/exporters have received government subsidies ranging from 13.74 percent to 26.00 percent...[read more]

DOC China Solar Tariff Ruling Will Boost Innovation

May 21, 2012 by Matthew Stepp

The Department of Commerce (DOC) has released a preliminary ruling to impose a 31 percent “anti-dumping” tariff on 62 Chinese solar PV manufacturers (and a 250 percent tariff on all other Chinese solar manufacturers) in addition to the 2.9 to 4.73 percent tariff imposed in March for illegal subsidies.[read more]