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The ITC yesterday voted 6-0 that U.S. solar-panel manufacturers have been harmed by illegal...

The ITC yesterday voted 6-0 that U.S. solar-panel manufacturers have been harmed by illegal dumping from their Chinese rivals, opening the way for the Commerce Department to impose tariffs. The department has said these will mainly be 24%-36%, although some face duties of up to 250%. North American firms in focus: SPWR, FSLR, CSIQ, WFR. China: JASO, CSUN, STP, SOLR, SOL, YGE, LDK, CSUN
Comments (3)
  • will we get to see a short squeeze in FSLR?
    8 Nov 2012, 05:29 AM Reply Like
  • Protecting US manufacturers from competition is bad for business and bad for US consumers and bad for the environment, as it makes PV installations more expensive. Global warming and climate change that it brings, may seem to be tomorrow's problem, but hurricane Sandy shows that this needs to be reviewed.
    8 Nov 2012, 10:17 AM Reply Like
  • David, Chinese solar companies are not "competition" if they are subsidized by the Chinese government. They have lower costs we can not compete against. Therefore, you compensate against those unfair tactics by imposing tariffs to "even the playing field" for the USA. This is the right thing to do!
    8 Nov 2012, 02:07 PM Reply Like
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