Entries Tagged as 'Trade Law'

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

So You Knew the Anti-Dumping Tariffs on Chinese Solar Cells

You are thinking a preliminary 31.22% tariff for Suntech, 31.14% for Trina, 31.18% for 59 others companies, and finally 249.49% for all other Chinese companies — that’s crazy! (Or wonderful, depending on which side you are on.) What now? First: Don’t panic! Obviously this would crank up the PV prices and hurt the US developers. Yet [...]

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

If You Want to Increase Green Jobs in US, Do Not Start a Trade War with China

It’s easy to blame China for the failure of U.S. solar firms, but SolarWorld and other six unnamed U.S. companies’ anti-dumping and countervailing duty case against Chinese solar panel manufacturers has the potential to hurt, rather than help, the green economy in the U.S. Here is why: Solar panel manufacturing is a highly capital intensive industry, [...]