US Solar Cos. Warn Of China Blowback If Anonymity Dashed

By Alyssa Aquino (October 14, 2021, 4:36 PM EDT) -- U.S. solar companies urged the U.S. Department of Commerce to investigate whether their Chinese rivals were bypassing steep solar tariffs, but also to shield their names from the public out of fear of potential blowback from Beijing.

A group of businesses, which are calling themselves the American Solar Manufacturers Against Chinese Circumvention, or A-SMACC, defended their bid to remain anonymous, saying Wednesday that China has a history of exerting economic pressure against governments and companies that have opposed its policy goals. They stressed that Beijing would surely use that leverage against A-SMACC's members as they seek tariffs on Chinese-linked solar cells....

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