Commerce Affirms Duties On Chinese Solar Panels

Law360, New York (October 10, 2012, 6:35 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Commerce on Wednesday finalized its decision that anti-dumping and countervailing duties are needed on more than $3.1 billion in solar panels imported from China, setting the stage for final approval of the tariffs.

Commerce's International Trade Administration affirmed preliminary rulings made earlier this year that the measures were necessary to protect domestic solar manufacturers from Chinese firms that U.S. companies say are state-subsidized and flooding the American market with cheap products.

Compared to the preliminary findings, regulators reduced slightly the dumping duties...
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