11 Dec '12, 9am

Global solar trade war to give Taiwan firms breathing room, says TSEC chairman

Global solar trade war to give Taiwan firms breathing room, says TSEC chairman Nuying Huang, Taipei; Jackie Chang, DIGITIMES [Tuesday 11 December 2012] The US International Trade Commission (ITC) announced the result of the anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigation against China-based solar firms on November 7, 2012. China-made solar cells will be subject to 14.78-15.97% anti-subsidy tariffs and 18.32-249.96% anti-dumping tariffs. The tarrifs will be in place for five years. The result of this is likely to curb China-made solar cells from entering the US market, said Ellick Liao, chairman of solar firm Taiwan Solar Energy (TSEC). China-based solar firms are more concerned with the antitust investigation being conducted by the EU. If the EU investigation also results in punitive tariffs against China-based solar firms, then about 70% of solar product imports from China wi...

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