ITC Clears Path For Hefty China, Taiwan Solar Panel Duties

Law360, New York (January 21, 2015, 6:20 PM EST) -- Solar panels imported from China and Taiwan will soon face steep tariffs after the U.S. International Trade Commission determined on Wednesday that the dumped and subsidized products have harmed U.S. producers, closing the book on a high-profile trade fight that has forged a schism within the renewable energy industry.

The commission's rulings on the injury to domestic producers were the last procedural hurdle to the implementation of anti-dumping and countervailing duties handed down by the U.S. Department of Commerce last month.

Immediately cheering the decisions was Oregon-based SolarWorld Industries America Inc., which petitioned Commerce and the ITC to launch new trade...

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