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