China, the biggest supplier of solar
panels, denied its production is hurting U.S. interests after
America’s International Trade Commission voted in favor of a
complaint against imports from the Asian country.
The U.S. should be “objective, fair and cautious” and
prevent any misuse of trade measures, the Chinese Ministry of
Commerce said today in a statement on its website. China will
safeguard the legal interests of its solar industry, it said.
The ITC voted unanimously Feb. 14 in favor of a complaint
against imports of solar products from Taiwan and China.
SolarWorld Industries America said a loophole lets Chinese
competitors avoid current tariffs. The U.S. in 2012 imposed
anti-dumping duties of as much as 250 percent on solar cells
from China and anti-subsidy penalties of about 15 percent. The
U.S. Commerce Department will issue a preliminary ruling on
countervailing duties March 28 and on anti-dumping on June 11.
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