08 November 2012 04:13 [Source: ICIS news]
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Domestic makers of solar cells are “materially injured by reason of imports of crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells and modules from
The country’s Department of Commerce on 10 October this year finalised anti-dumping duties (ADDs) on imports of Chinese solar cell products ranging from 18.32% to 249.96%.
It also set final countervailing duties at a range of 14.78% to 15.97% for Chinese producers/exporters of the products.
The finalised duties were introduced following a year of investigations by the US Department of Commerce.
The USITC’s decision to affirm the duties “represent a serious challenge to the
“Further damage can be prevented if governments engage in constructive dialogue to roll back protectionist barriers that limit our industry's ability to compete against fossil fuels,” he added.
Meanwhile, Trina Solar said that it was prepared for the introduction of the duties and will abide by the company’s contractual commitments.
"We are disappointed by the USITC’s vote to impose protectionist trade measures, which we believe may slow solar-related investments in the
Additional reporting by Felicia Loo
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