The US subsidiary of German manufacturer SolarWorld welcomed the ITC verdict 20 minutes after it was announced. SolarWorld America claims Chinese producers enjoy no unsubsidised cost advantage over US rivals.
The preliminary AD verdict is expected on March 26 and a CVD decision on June 9. The commission arrived at a unanimous verdict that Chinese goods are unfairly harming U.S. manufacturers.
The International Trade Commission has just revealed its 'affirmative' decision. Preliminary AD duties are now due to be decided upon next month.
The Chinese module manufacturer's acquisition of a mainland cell maker pre-empts the decision of the U.S. authorities, due this afternoon. Trina's Chinese bolt-on acquisition will be seen as an ominous move by Taiwanese cell...
The Norwegian company, largely based in the U.S., says it has so far evaded Chinese duties by using available legal options offered by Chinese law.
The White House argues that India's domestic content requirements not only hinder international cooperation on clean energy but also make solar energy more expensive for the country.
US Industry body the SEIA says Chinese manufacturers could pay into a fund for their American counterparts in return for all duties being lifted. The group also wants China to remove its polysilicon duties.
Parent company Wacker Chemie AG had to rely on its core chemicals businesses to make up for 'persistently low' polysilicon prices. But Wacker's polysilicon division saw a 7% sales rise, year-on-year, in the fourth quarter.
President Barack Obama may soon have to referee the U.S. solar industry's ongoing rumble over Chinese PV imports and SolarWorld's zealous crusade against Beijing's proactive role.
Ambitious GCL has warned shareholders it expects another loss for 2013. Plans for 1 GW of project development are a sign of the company's hopes 2014 will bring salvation.
The European Commission says a clarification of rules of origin tightens import regulations for Chinese modules, preventing manufacturers from selling goods from third countries.
The Chinese Ministry of Commerce has reportedly issued a strongly worded riposte to the U.S. over its latest anti-dumping and countervailing duty probes. China has also issued a veiled warning to EU manufacturers.
Industry source says defining module origins according to their cell manufacture renders the summer's import cap meaningless. According to source, the remaining purely 'Chinese' modules will be far short of 7 GW.
A promise to remove trade barriers on solar goods by politicians at Davos is a world away from the latest solar trade war between the power blocs which erupted overnight.
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