US, China Should Lay Down Swords In Solar Trade Dispute

Law360, New York (September 18, 2013, 9:38 PM EDT) -- China's latest move to impose duties on solar-grade polysilicon from the U.S. has escalated a long-running trade dispute between the two countries that some experts say is damaging U.S. solar companies and needs to be resolved.

The Chinese Ministry of Commerce on Monday released preliminary results of an anti-subsidy investigation, saying it had decided to impose countervailing duties at a 6.5 percent rate on two U.S. companies, Hemlock Semiconductor Corp. and AE Polysilicon Corp., while other U.S. producers of polysilicon — a material used in solar...
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