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Solar Tariff Debate: Rule of Law or Open Competition?

The Department of Commerce (DOC) recently ruled that China’s financial support to its solar manufacturers constitutes a violation of World Trade Organization (WTO) rules. DOC imposed protective tariffs of 2 percent to 5 percent. A second decision, potentially imposing further and higher tariffs, is expected May 17. Tariffs enforce WTO rules and protect U.S. solar manufacturers, but could also drive up solar costs or touch off a U.
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David Vognar: The Solar Trade Balance in the Tariff Debate

Business & Finance : Huffington Post: Business Blog (3 years ago)

After the Commerce Department announced tariffs of more than 31 percent against solar panel manufacturers in China for dumping their products on our shores, the debate over the costs of the move for U.S. industries and the fight aga... Read Post

WTO rules for US in trade row with China

Business & Finance : Business Report (last year)

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has ruled in favour of the US in a long-standing trade dispute over allegations that China unfairly imposed anti-dumping tariffs that restricted US poultry exports. ||| Marjorie Olster Washington T... Read Post

WTO: U.S. Solar Panel Tariffs Violate Trade Rules

US Politics / Liberal : Drudge Retort Weblog (4 months ago)

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has found the United States violated global trade rules when it imposed tariffs on products from China and India. In response to a 2012 complaint, the WTO said the US improperly imposed tariffs on ... Read Post

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