By David Boaz The Obama administration has acted to protect Americans from cheap access to solar energy, imposing tariffs of 31 percent and even 250 percent on solar cells and panels imported from China. As I noted previously, this case echoes one of the most famous documents in the history of free-trade literature, Bastiat‘s famous ”Candlemakers’ Petition.” In that parody, the French [.
Cato President, David Boaz, discusses the Obama administration’s move to impose import tariffs on Chinese solar panels and solar cells. Boaz likens the US solar industry’s demands for protection from foreign competition to Fredric B... Read Post
The European Union is moving ahead with tariffs on imported Chinese solar panels in an effort to protect its own module makers, imposing anti-dumping charges similar to those imposed last year by the U.S. Read Post