Chinese solar imports continue decline

By Bill Opalka, renewablesbiz.com

Effects of trade case felt

For the third straight month, imports of Chinese solar cells and panels into the United States decreased year-over-year, according to the Coalition for American Solar Manufacturing (CASM).

June was the first month in which Chinese manufacturers were fully affected by both preliminary anti-subsidy duties of up to 4.7% on Chinese cells and panels that Commerce announced on March 26, 2012, and preliminary antidumping duties on Chinese solar cell and panel imports ranging from 31 % to 249.9% announced on May 25, 2012.

Chinese solar imports totaled $99.6m in June, down almost 60% from $241.5m in June 2011, according to the Department of Commerce’s “U.S. Imports of Merchandise” database… Read more

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