China Hits US, Korea With Steep Duties On Solar Material

Law360, New York (July 18, 2013, 4:55 PM EDT) -- China said Thursday that it would impose anti-dumping duties as high as 57 percent on American and South Korean imports of polysilicon, a key raw material for the country's enormous solar panel industry.

The country's Ministry of Commerce issued a preliminary determination that American and South Korean companies had dumped solar-grade polysilicon onto the Chinese market at less-than-fair prices, harming domestic competitors.

The duties are the latest volley in simmering trade tension between China and the U.S.

Solar companies in the U.S. have long claimed that...
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