Retroactive Duties On Chinese Solar Imports On Horizon

Law360, New York (January 30, 2012, 8:14 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration has determined that critical circumstances exist in the importation of solar cells from China, paving the way for retroactive duties to be levied if Commerce finds that China is subsidizing solar panel exports to the U.S., the agency said Monday.

In October, SolarWorld Industries America Inc. and the Coalition for American Solar Manufacturing filed anti-dumping and countervailing duty petitions on imports of crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells from China alleging that critical circumstances existed.

On Wednesday, SolarWorld and CASM...
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