New China Duty Case Exposes US Solar Industry Civil War

Law360, New York (January 13, 2014, 2:59 PM ET) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission's latest dumping probe of Chinese solar products has stirred up not only a long-simmering trade fight between two economic superpowers but also a high-stakes battle within the U.S. solar industry that could make the solar trade dispute tough to settle.

In Dec. 31 petitions lodged with the ITC and U.S. Department of Commerce, the American unit of SolarWorld AG claims that Chinese solar panel makers are skirting U.S. duties by using solar cells manufactured in a third country, Taiwan. The petition...
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