20 July 2012 13:45 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--Dow Corning fears that an escalating trade dispute between ?xml:namespace>
Dow Corning was reacting to news on Friday that China started an anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigation on polysilicon imports from the US, as well as South Korea. In March, the
“This issue is serious and could impact Hemlock Semiconductor’s ability to sell material to
Hemlock is a Dow Corning joint venture that makes and sells a range of silicon-based products.
Hansen said that he is disappointed that the US and
The dispute proved that no country or industry could win when a trade dispute escalates, Hansen added.
At the same time, the dispute has put at risk more than $1bn (€810m) of US exports, along with potentially thousands of US jobs in the solar industry, he said.
“Dow Corning and Hemlock Semiconductor will continue to work closely with government officials from the
“Ultimately, I am optimistic that a reasonable and mutually acceptable resolution is within reach which will enable and foster growth and cooperation,” he added.
In May, Germany-based polysilicon firm Wacker warned the EU not to impose duties on solar modules from
Additional reporting by Dolly Wu in Singapore
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