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Solar producers fully prepared for US ruling

By Du Juan  (China Daily)

08:38, December 05, 2011

BEIJING - Chinese photovoltaic (PV) solar companies are well-prepared for the preliminary ruling by the US International Trade Commission (ITC) that these enterprises are harming the US industry.

"Now, it is just the beginning of the investigation," said Li Lei of Sidley Austin LLP, who is representing the China-based solar industry.

China's Ministry of Commerce expressed on Saturday its "deep concerns" over the preliminary ITC ruling, saying that the ruling was made without sufficient evidence showing the US solar industry has been harmed.

"The ITC made the decision regardless of defense opinions from Chinese solar companies and the related US industry, which shows the United States' strong tendency for trade protectionism," the ministry said in a statement.

It said the US should avoid abusing trade remedies, which will affect bilateral trade and cooperation in the new energy sector.

Li said the ministry's statement shows that the Chinese government is making an effort to protect domestic solar companies and the industry, which is a positive sign for the Chinese companies.

He told China Daily that because the requirements for being found to be "harming the industry" are low under US law, Chinese solar companies had expected this preliminary ruling from the very beginning.

SolarWorld Industries America and six other undisclosed companies filed a claim with the US Department of Commerce saying that Chinese companies were selling solar panels in the US at unfair discounts and receiving illegal government subsidies.

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Robert at 2011-12-0774.211.28.*
06/12/2011 It"s comming to that now Helen,although you can expect the US to put up an unsuccessful fight.
helen at 2011-12-05203.82.94.*
The United States and its own axis-of-tyranny will continue indefinitely to contain China economically, militarily ....and that will never change whoever sits at the White House or US Congress.Protectionism is just one of many tools that the United States would use against anybody, friends or foes alike, to safeguard its interests. We will see more economic measures to contain and retard both China and Russia ...This is an on-going US agenda and has always been the modus operandi of the United States government.That"s why it is imperative to diversify trade and other businesses away from the United States. And to conduct all trades with other sove
helen at 2011-12-05203.82.94.*
The United States and its own axis-of-tyranny will continue indefinitely to contain China economically, militarily ....and that will never change whoever sits at the White House or US Congress.Protectionism is just one of many tools that the United States would use against anybody, friends or foes alike, to safeguard its interests. We will see more economic measures to contain and retard both China and Russia ...This is an on-going US agenda and has always been the modus operandi of the United States government.That"s why it is imperative to diversify trade and other businesses away from the United States. And to conduct all trades with other sovereign nations in non-US$.
  

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