U.S. legislators pressure ITC to reject trade petition


The pressure is mounting on the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) on the eve of public testimony about the Suniva/SolarWorld Section 201 trade case tomorrow.

As a result of lobbying by the Solar Energy Industries Association, which opposes the petition, a bipartisan group of 69 legislators – 16 Senators and 53 House members – have signed letters asking Commission Chair Rhonda Schmidtlein to reject the complaint, claiming it could cost tens of thousands of U.S. jobs if injury is found.

The letters arrive one day before the USITC will hear testimony by Suniva and SolarWorld, as well individuals and groups that oppose the petition…

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