Trump slaps tariffs on foreign solar cells and washing machines

No major progress has been made on key issues through the first five rounds of the renegotiation of NAFTA

No major progress has been made on key issues through the first five rounds of the renegotiation of NAFTA

In an attempt to protect the domestic concentrated solar power industry from cheap imports, the Indian government is actively thinking of imposing an anti-dumping duty on solar panels.

The long-awaited decision would affect crystalline silicon photovoltaic components.

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According to sources, this move taken by the Indian regulators, is among the latest in a series of global trade disputes related to the manufacturing & import of solar panels.

Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), which has been lobbying overtime against the tariffs, was predictably not pleased with the outcome.

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The announcement came Monday from U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.

"Upon receiving these recommendations, my staff and I conducted an exhaustive process which included opportunities to brief in person and through public comments, public hearings and meetings with senior representatives".

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He added the administration would engage in discussions among interested parties to possibly reach a "positive resolution" of separate solar duties now imposed on Chinese solar products. "There are a lot of ways to further support the growth of USA renewable energy manufacturing; this job-killing tariff is not one of them", stated Vote Solar Executive Director Adam Browning. "This decision is misguided and denies the reality that bankrupt foreign companies will be the beneficiaries of an American taxpayer bailout".

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